Before I had taken Michael’s class I had thought I was decent at life drawing. Turns out gesture drawing contrasts greatly in comparison to classes I have previously taken, where we spent 20-30 minutes on each pose. I have learnt a lot in class during the course of twelve weeks, also by doing the assignments … Continue reading Life Drawing – Reflective Essay
Twas the last week of life drawing and for some reason my work lacked underlying structure, I musn't have been thinking enough whilst drawing. Some parts of the proportions are off, definitely not there yet. Looking forward to next semesters classes already. We were given a longer 20-25 minute pose which I thought was great, … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 12
I found this week's class to be the toughest yet. We studied hats on heads. I couldn't grasp how to draw the head within the cube correctly at all. My proportions were all wrong, even in the figure drawing (nothing different there). I think I need to spend more time studying the head in general.
This week we worked on drawing the model as Madam Mim from Disney's 'The Sword in the Stone'. This was another great exercise to practise. Although the model was male, we were still able to use him as a basis for Mim's figure. Although my sketches of Madam Mim aren't great, I still enjoyed the class … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 9 – Madam Mim Madam Moom
I have again scanned some pages from my sketchbook; work shown was drawn from worksheets Michael had given us for reference. I definitely need to start looking more at how things come together, rather than looking and drawing the final images. Michael suggests to try understand how each character works by taking their figure apart, drawing … Continue reading Madam Mim and other Character Sketches
This weeks class was great, although my drawings are far from perfect, I feel it was a good learning experience. The repetition of drawing Dirk in my sketchbook really helped me to re-imagine the model in class. Michael had gone over Dirk's proportions which was very helpful; stating that his legs were abnormally long whilst … Continue reading Life Drawing – Week 8 – For Dirk’s Sake
I have been researching into how to correctly measure human proportions as it is something I struggle with when drawing from imagination. I have some images below which I have taken from a great tutorial page on the subject. Here is a link to the page : Drawing Human Figures in CorrectProportions Best thing I … Continue reading Drawing the Human Figure – Research
This week I tried to incorporate more underlaying structure in my work. I am finding it difficult not to rely on outlines primarily rather than the basic shapes.
WEEK 6 This weeks class was my favourite so far, maybe the poses were easier or maybe the chair made it easier, hard to tell. I do feel I'm still depending too much on solid outlines rather than the overall from and structure. Here are examples of this weeks work. We were given around 5 … Continue reading Life Drawing Week 6 – Chairs
Sketchbook work for Michaels class, sphere and some cube drawings, its all about those shadows! 😉 'The Dimensions of colour' webpage by David Briggs has some great articles; I found this whilst researching into lighting spheres. Theres also other great articles found on his page. http://www.huevaluechroma.com/021.php Briggs has included some useful interactive spheres where you … Continue reading Rolling about