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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Life Drawing

In the summer of 2007 i attended a 6 week life drawing course. I gained invaluable experience on sketching and understanding the figure and human form. These are a couple examples of my work...

Drawing 1: we were given a maximum of 15 minutes to sketch the figure. Each aisle was placed seperately around the room, to provide completely differnent views of the model. The light which fell on the figure was all altered after every pose and position the model took. To create the sketch, i combined two methods one of which was 'Blind Contour' drawing. This is a very effective method in life drawing. This is when you don't look at the your page at all (covering it with another page if neccessary) and drawing the figure. The technique is to follow the outline of the figure very very slowly. As your eyes almost trace the figure, your pen or pencil moves with it. It is incredibly effective. Here i used a black fine line pen.

For this drawing we were again, given 15 minutes to produce a watercolour painting of the model. We were restricted to using only water and the sam colour paint to create the figure and all shadowing.

This is an example of blind contour drawing. I originally drew the outline of the figure using this method then looked at the page and went from here, altering sections to a more accurate proportion and adding shading.

I found this a very interesting excersise. We were given newspapers and magazines to create a collage image of the model, once again using the same materials to create shadow.


Jasmine said...

Wow Paige these are so good.
I absolutely love the second one...wow. You are a talented young lady :)

Emma said...

These are so good! What a great experience, i bet you'll keep these skills for a long time. The first is my favourite, i wish i could draw like that!

Rachael said...

Wow, that newspaper/magazine collage is very cool!!

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