Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Life Drawing, from 18/08/2016

I haven't been life drawing in 8 months or so. I feel a bit rusty, but here are the results. I have been using a chunky graphite pencil recently and I think I wasn't used to it for life drawing, but I'll stick with it because it's a great material. 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

People Watching, Norwich...March 23rd 2016

Went drawing in town today....some interesting characters about!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Life Drawing, December 3rd 2015

The last one of the year. I'll be doing some music stuff over the next week and Christmas is looming so I won't be life drawing until the new year. 

In the meantime enjoy this week's scribblings and check back in the new year for more!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Life drawing 19/11/2015

Quite a tough week I think, but some of the later drawings and application of watercolour were more successful.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Life Drawing 12 November 2015

An interesting session this evening. The project I am doing is themed around 'activities of the everyday'. I was starting to think about narrowing this down to eating and sleeping. Low and behold, this evening's life model poses as though asleep. I am definitely going to have to work these drawings into something about sleeping habits!

This is a page of 1 minute gesture drawings...minus the watercolours. I did those afterwards!

The next page is actually two very similar poses.

This page is a mixture of different poses, angles on poses and different parts of the body from one session. What I like is how re narrative appears to tell of a woman looking like she is going to sleep, wakes and then falls back to sleep.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Life Drawing Nov 05 2016

Been a couple of weeks since the last life drawing session. This week was another challenging week. After drawing more women than men, it was good to be drawing another male model.

The next piece is part of my MA work where I am experimenting with storytelling. I am also looking at the difference between observation drawing and drawing from imagination. In this page, I am going to see what happens when I place an imaginary drawing in the blank panels in between the observational drawings. Try to build a plot in this page.

After that, there was 10 minutes left so I did the same panel again painted...

Finally, I really pushed myself. This 9 panel page is filled with 9 observed angles of the same pose in 35 minutes! Very please with this one.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Life Drawing, October 15th 2015

I recently started an MA Illustration and Book Arts at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

So far, so good and for my first project, decided to look at the differences between my observational sketchbook work and my imagination-based outcomes derived in the studio for comics and cartoons. I'm looking for a parity between different forms of visual language, so see how one influences the other and vise versa.

I want to continue exploring comics too, so it was suggested that I use a panel format to draw within. This has had a profound effect on my thinking; such as the way the figure occupies the space in the panel and the panels on the page, the ways in which panels move forward in time to form a narrative and the confident strokes of the pen and deft application of colour. Incidentally there is no formal narrative to speak of because it is the same model each time drawn from different angles of different poses, but there certainly seems to be something coming out of the image.

Any thoughts from the community out there? Would love to hear from you!