Friday, March 26, 2010

Life Drawing 26/03/10

Nice relaxed life drawing today and the last one we have scheduled unfortunately. Reinhard has started evaluating everyone's work in preparation for assessment in a couple weeks. I got some good feedback from him at my mini-assessment. He said it was nice to see that I take the time to draw the model's feet and hands as many people were still leaving them clubbed or undrawn. He also reiterated the fact that I need to tone down on the thick, heavy lines and maybe try something other than willow charcoal for a change. He was happy with it though, as so was I.

So, today's class was just some more sitting poses. They were all 15 minutes each, and all done with (low and behold) willow charcoal. Maybe next term I will move onto something a little more fun. Ink? Colours? White pencil on black paper? Who knows! It will be fun though.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Life Drawing 19/03/10

This weeks theme was "we've finally got a lady model so let's draw her". All the drawings are 10 minutes long, apart from the final one which was 25 minutes. The drawings were done with willow charcoal.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Obs Drawing CMT 12/03/10

Some observational drawings done during a CMT lecture. Prize to the first person who can guess who I'm drawing.

Life Drawing 12/03/10

Today's life drawing class was a series of 10 minute poses of a man getting redressed after a day at the beach. He starts in his swim shorts, puts on his shorts, puts on his shirt, buttons it up and them sits down to put on his boots. It was quite fun. Reinhard told us to look at how the clothes fold and crease on a person, and it's been incredibly helpful, especially since our animation involves a lot of clothing movement and creasing.

They were all done using willow charcoal.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Obs Drawing CMT 05/03/10

Some observation drawing during CMT.

Life Drawing 05/03/10

Lady life model today! Today's life drawing was on lights, tones and shadows and such stuff. The first three sketches were 5 minute warm ups so I didn't have time, unfortunately, to do any tonal work (you can't tell but the lady is posing next to a light frame in these three sketches).

The fourth drawing was half an hour long and, as you can see, I'm not the strongest when it comes to shading. Reinhard was saying too that I should try and hold back from drawing such dark, heavy lines as it means my shadows will have to be dark and heavy too to match. It was difficult 'cause I'm used to drawing that way, but I tried softening them up for the last sketch and it did turn out a lot better. It's definitely something I need to practice on though.

The last drawing was also 30 minutes long and I think it's my favourite out of the lot. The inorganic straight line at the bottom of the sketch is where she's hidden behind the light frame which she was lying in, in case you were wondering.

All pictures done using willow charcoal.