Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Life Drawing 20.10.15

Continuous line drawing

I was thinking that it seems a long time since I last wrote a blog post, then I realised that's because it is a long time! I just don't seem to have been in a writing mood. It's been a funny time recently with lots of projects ending but in stretched out sort of ways and lots of proposal writing. I've got lots of bits of work coming in for next year but not many new things at the moment so it's an odd but exciting time.

Pen, continuous line

Marker Pen, continuous line

Pen, continuous line

Having spent the weekend being ill (very unpleasant and very boring) I was not necessarily in the best frame of mind for this life drawing session, to say nothing of totally shattered. However, as always it ended up being good once I got there. It was lovely to welcome another couple of new faces to the group and to welcome back a model who we'd last seen about 18 months ago. I book a different model for each session because it's good to get a range of body shapes and modelling styles to keep the sessions interesting and to keep testing our skills.

Marker Pen, continuous line

Pen, continuous line

Pen, continuous line

I did quite a bit of drawing with a permanent marker this session, I wanted to create quite solid drawings and I like that you have to work quite quickly with the marker or it just goes straight through the page. I also had a go at drawing in white on black, I really liked this effect but I need bigger bits of black paper!

Pen, continuous line

Pen, continuous line

Two Pens at once, continuous line

Our model gave us some good details to work with, such as sticking up feet, which helped me as I was really struggling with proportion this session so I just did some drawings of parts of the body rather that trying to capture the full pose. I wasn't really happy with my drawings from this session but I don't mind because it's all part of the process. Sometimes drawings work and sometimes they don't but there's always something to be learnt from doing them.

Pen, continuous line

Marker Pen, continuous line

Marker Pen, continuous line

At the end one of the new artists said it was really tiring because you have to concentrate so much. I could relate to this but I also find it is a very relaxing thing to do, particularly if you can stop worrying about getting it 'right' and just enjoy the drawing. As one of the other artists pointed out; your drawing will be right from somewhere in the room!

Pen, continuous line

Pen, continuous line

Pen, continuous line
Poster

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