|First sketch in a while, is always a tough one.|
Friday, February 12, 2016
Drawing session this morning with some of the Montpellier Creative group. Really nice to be drawing again, although I'm verrrrry rusty!
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
|Here's a close up of the drawing from the continuous-line exercise. I admit, I retouched a bit after the exercise.|
|This was a 15 or 20 minute sketch. I tried to be a bit bolder in the marks but as a whole it ended up looking a bit heavy-handed. We were listening to Daft Punk at the time of this drawing... I think I got a bit carried away :)|
|Here's a close up on of the 15/20 minute drawing. The marks are bolder than my normal technique for a 20 minute drawing and it didn't really work the way I had hoped. Meh, live and learn!|
Just a few drawings this week. We didn't do any quick sketches. I tried out some highlights with white conté. I have to get some coloured paper to really make the highlights pop a bit more. We're mostly working with newsprint at the moment.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I recently started a Meet Up group on www.meetup.com to organize creative events in Montpellier.
The aim is to organize events for artists to meet up and colloborate on creative projects in Montpellier.
Come check it out!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
|Quick pose where we were encouraged to look only at the model and not the page. 1 minute drawing without looking and 1 minute to correct. A very fun exercise.|
|Three 1-minute poses.|
|I think this was a 5 minute pose. I spent time finding the darkest areas of the composition, then ran out of time.|
|Twenty minute pose. Reworked slightly at home. Something happened between the head and the body though, she looks as if her head isn't attached properly! Oh well!|
|Still life with watering can and leaves.|
Here are some of the sketches from the session yesterday. We did a still life to warm up. This is more interesting than I thought because I have to be much more diciplined about proportion and contrast which then transfers over to the drawing exercises with the model.
We finished the session with a 20 minute pose which I'm fairly happy with, although I did do some retouching when I got home.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Towards the end of the session, I started getting the hang of drawing the costume. I'm happy enough with the brown one. There's a Toulouse-Lautrec feeling to it that is kinda interesting.
I very rarely use pencil for drawing of this kind, but it somehow suited this model. I find pencil quite slow to draw with, but these rough, scratchy pieces make me want to try pencil a bit more. Watch this space ;)