Friday, January 28, 2011

Life Drawing 28/01/11

No colour this week unfortunately, though I tried my best to get some shading in where I could.  Still using those bloody charcoal sticks, though I feel I'm becoming a bit of a pro at negotiating small details with these big, fat, cumbersome, smudgy sticks.  The first half we drew a series of 10 minute poses.  Reinhard wanted us to try to fit them all together on one page, hence why there's four all bundled up together.  

For the second half Reinhard was abducted by meetings unfortunately, so the life model picked a couple of 20 minute poses which I really enjoyed the outcome of.  My feedback at the start of the year from Reinhard was that I have some proportion issues in my drawing so I've been very aware of trying to measure out more and keep shapes and sizes consistent.  I thought I did quite well on the last two, I was quite chuffed with how they turned out.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Life Drawing 21/01/11

First life drawing of the semester and BOY was I rusty.  Poor Reinhard couldn't make the class due to an emergency at home, so Dougie, the life model, took the class.  There were a bunch of cardboard boxes set up in the classroom (dunno why) so the model waded through them for each pose.  Just before break he got a bunch of boxes together then proceeded to jump off the wee stage back-first into them.  That was our pose.  Mental!

Also tried experimenting with colour, which went badly to say the least.  Took in some oil pastels and attempted to use them on two of the drawings, but I'm not totally happy with them.  Don't really know how to use them either so I think I'll maybe buy some brown charcoal pencils for next week, start with something easier.

Poses were various times, the first few were 5 minutes, then the jump-into-the-boxes pose was half an hour.  After break we had 20 minute poses.  All were done using willow charcoal, and the two coloured are done using oil pastels.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Obs Drawing Bits & Bobs

I have lots of wee bits of paper here and there with obs drawing on them so I've tried to gather a few together and get them scanned in.  I really need to get into the habit of just taking sketchbooks with me everywhere for such occasions.  I only ever have bits of paper, and keeping them together in one place is a bit of a nightmare, especially when you need to congregate them for hand-ins.  Oh well, here's the few I've managed to get to my scanner.