Monday, 26 July 2010

Life Drawing Class - Week 1

[media used: charcoal and newsprint paper]

These are my sketches from Week 1 of the Life Drawing class at work. Having never done life drawing before I was on shaky ground, evident in the quick sketches more than the slightly longer ones. Even on the longer poses I felt that I was focussing too much on copying the lines and shapes I saw, rather than actually 'feeling' the pose or seeing the illustration as a whole. Still, I was sufficiently pleased with this first sketch that it took the edge off the shock of the poor quality of some of the others!

... and here are those dreaded quick sketches - each took about 30 seconds, and my inexperience shines through!

These longer poses, though not brilliant, weren't so bad:

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