a few years ago at lifedrawing at Burslem Schoolo of Art, just found this photo- watercolour painting.
Parquet floor in sunshine
Memory of a life drawing class
So many years ago
In my mind I’m back
Sitting on a donkey?
A wooden bench
Which was also an easle.
Drawing a figure
Bathed in light
Shining parquet floor
I wish I could
Return to those days.
Warning contains nudity.
A ten minute and fifteen minute sketch I recently completed at a life drawing group a few weeks ago. Looking at them now I can see that the details are not correct, but not too bad. The leg lengths on the second sketch are definitely too short. You can see how I tried to extend them a bit. When you draw a figure it’s a good idea to work out where to place the head. If you are too low on the page you run the risk of losing the lower half of the figure as in the first, ten minute sketch. But these were swift sketches, drawn on pale brown Ingres paper which is suitable for the mid tones then drawn in black ink fine line pen and shaded with pencil crayons.
One thing I hate with life studies is when artists leave the head off. Especially when it’s a female study. To me, they may not be able to draw facial features, but by leaving the head off it makes the figure look more like a slab of meat, disturbing and disrespectful of the female model.
Added missing legs! That’s all!
After drawing several studies of our model I decided to do a more abstract image. I split the paper into squares and tried to do different colours and felt pens and pencil crayons to make an interesting image. We were running out of time and I realise now I have left out the legs and chair legs of the artist in the background behind the model! I will have to add them!
Seated figure – this was a thirty minute sketch. The model put her hair up this time. Using Ingres paper was good because I didn’t have to shade all of the figure. I did add some pencil colour to the background.
Another twenty minute sketch, pencil and ink and felt pens, orme art group. I’m so glad I went. An enjoyable day out.
Twenty minute sketch, pencil crayons and felt pens on Ingres paper. I used a grey and brown pallette with a touch of blur from a yoga mat on the floor. Sitting on a small stool and a faux sheepskin rug.
This is by my friend Ruth (@rumfluffart on Instagram.) it was based on her drawing of me that she did during one of our portrait drawing sessions. I like the way she has altered it in a programme called Procreate I think. Is something I would like to use but I don’t have the right type of phone or tablet to run it.
She has a good sense of colour and her artworks are accessable and fun.
Today’s sketch portraits, I used cut up mono prints that I had made for the print workshop earlier in the week. I glued bits down then added black calligraphy pen and fine liner, then graphite from a graphite stick. I had to unstick one bit of paper and redo it because it was wrong and overlapped bits of the drawing. …