Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday life drawing: connections

The teacher today was talking about how everything is connected and helps to tell one story within the pose. However, always important to have the figure well grounded. I tend to plant the feet early when I  draw, but sometimes I get caught up and can't finish the pose (ie, first drawing below...!) Always takes me two or three poses before I remember what 3 mins feels like! The last two drawings are 5 and 10 mins. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Gesture drawings ...back to basics!

Every week, we have life drawing sessions during lunchtime at work. A wonderful way of having your eyes take a break from the monitor! 

I hadn't drawn on large size  newsprint with charcoal/conte in a long time. It's so freeing! The images below are pictures taken with my phone, hence the poor quality of the images. Those poses were all from 3-5 mins.