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.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Sunday, 6 December 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
Thursday, 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!
Thursday, 5 November 2015
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.
Thursday, 15 October 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!