Life drawing this semester has been significantly better than the first. When looking back on the last ten weeks I can see a slight improvement in my drawing confidence. I feel I have begun looking at the overall form of the body a little better. As we have been concentrating on specific areas of the … Continue reading Life Drawing Semester 2 – Reflective Essay
Disney's Illusion of Life is where you will find all you need to know on the twelve principles of animation. When looking back on all I've learnt over the last semester, it was great to be able to bring it all together into the task of designing my own character. It namely had to be … Continue reading 12 Principles of Animation & Character Design WIP
During the second semester, our tutor Michael was very kind to hold an evening life drawing class. These classes were extremely beneficial and I would love to attend them again in second semester if they ran again. The classes allowed extra time to practice my figure drawing skills whilst utilising new techniques Michael had taught. … Continue reading Evening Life Drawing Class
This weeks class was great, Michael allowed us to choose what we wanted to focus on so I decided to draw the head and hands again as I am awful at hands in particular. Again we also had 1 minute poses. From doing the hand homework which was set, I feel my understanding of the … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 10
Week 9 already and I'm seeing a little improvement in my life drawing which is great. My perspective is still far off and my knowledge of anatomy is far from perfect but I'm getting there slowly. I need to work more on legs and arms in perspective, I always find it so difficult when the … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 9
Today we done our usual warm up consisting of 1 min poses and then spent a while drawing hands, trying to break them done into simple box shapes. We spent 5 minutes on the hands below.
Feet are weird. This week we focused on drawing the underlying structure of the foot. I found this session very difficult as I was sitting directly in front of the model, thus meaning I couldn't get the foreshortening spot on.
This week our model made a variation of poses to tell a story. We had to create storyboard panels to go along with these poses. This consisted of a woman running late for her bus, her shoe then falling off, she goes to pick it up but falls asleep whilst down there. When she again … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 5
This weeks class was very challenging, but also a really good exercise. We had to focus drawing the model from another persons perspective. So I drew the model from the point of view as if I were looking from the other side. We then had to switch and vice versa. Here are my results below. … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 4
This week we were shown how to use tracing paper as a means of learning how other artists work. We were also given a demonstration of how perspective comes into play when drawing Pinocchio from different angles, this was very helpful. We had a great opportunity to draw what we wanted when the model came … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 3