Line Artists

Albrecht Dürer “Whatever was mortal in Albrecht Dürer lies beneath this mound.”     – Dürer’s epitaph. Durer was renowned as one of the greatest Renaissance artists in northern Europe. He was a German artist, printmaker and theorist whose most famous pieces include: Although his most recognised piece today is his Praying Hands: He mostly painted pieces…

Perspective

This week we again focused on perspective. We drew the chair first then the model sitting on it. The point of this lesson was to show us how we draw the figure in correspondence to the environment. I had drawn my chair legs too long and so my figure had abnormally long legs!

Basic Shapes

For this class we just worked on one minute poses. I was told I was doing well by using the same basic shapes for each pose’s head, torso and hips. Near the end we had to select the drawing that shows how we proportion our basic shapes the best, then we got a chance to look…

It Gets Worse

1o second poses in our life drawing class today. Hated it but it was good practice for getting the lifeline and basic shapes right and I found that I drew better when I hardly looked at the page. I now expect to come out of life drawing with awful work but I’m hoping that if…

TONE!

This time for life drawing we were using tone. I had bought a set of Conté chalks  which were clean and fresh before this lesson and we used them to firstly draw a sphere with a point source of light on it. It was looking good before I lost control and starting smudging: After that…

Perspective Drawing

This week we started by drawing the models in their one minute poses – I can’t see myself getting any better with these so I just focused on capturing the life lines and basic shapes instead of putting in the details.  After that we drew parts of the model that were closest to us, using…

Take a Seat, Smash It Up

This lesson was less fun for me. For the first half hour we sat in the old fashion room and in front of us sat an arrangement of random shit a sculpture which had chairs coming out from it in all directions. We had to draw the chairs but started off by drawing cubes (two sides of…

Cheeky

The importance of life drawing skills (“Animator’s Survival Kit” – Richard Williams); not simply being good at drawing what’s in front of you but being able to suppress and exaggerate certain aspects in order to capture it’s essence rather than just it’s image. So I don’t need to worry, right? So this was my second life drawing lesson and I…