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We’ve been having models weekly and it was always different and interesting in its very own way. But the 5th week was quite unusual as the our model never turned up. The lecturer was posing and often asked for volunteers and also included mannequins into the exercises- I found it hard to keep my attention throughout the entire class. Drawing mannequins let us be honest, it really is terribly boring- I got so bored that I ended up drawing the entire classroom. Drawing figures with clothes on is way harder as well, the body shape gets harder to understand and the drawing might turn up a bit strange. Nonetheless, it was a good exercise. I made sure I caught my classmates and lecturers characteristics into the quick sketches. I’m quite satisfied with them 🙂
I turned up a few minutes late, just because I took a different bus and had trouble finding my way to the college. It was fine, I sort of made it at an appropriate time. The only problem was that everyone had already started drawing and stuff… and a pose usually doesn’t last more than 15mins I had to install my clumsy self at the very far end of the classroom(fast), if I really wanted to catch all the poses.
I went as fast as Flash, and was able to get the proportions and everything right… I was impressed with myself.
I really liked drawing the models hair, and her long legs. It might make you think that I didn’t get the proportions right but nope… It is accurate. 😉 Enjoy!
I had more drawings done. I am uploading them onto deviant art so, if you really feel like seeing more of these: http://axoupixouhou.deviantart.com/
Here you go! ^_^
I actually drew this week. Had to, it was the third life drawing class with a great model who knew how to stay amazingly still.
But you will have to excuse my poor lighting, (the originals look better)
I have to say; I love the diversity of this life drawing class. Each model is very different and special in their own way. The proportions differ, the form and the shade differ. I try my best to capture the appearance and part of the model’s personality (even if I do not know them personally)- I guess you could call this, the first impression of meeting someone and trying to draw and recreate the mood and aura they give off when posing.
I also find that these classes are extremely helpful, as nowadays I just tend to draw human figure way faster and better than before. My proportions tend to be satisfactory, I feel more confident when drawing. Less time sketching and more time working on the tones and shades.
This week, I spent some time getting ready and was one of the last students in position to draw; which gave me a difficult angle/perspective:
Foreshortening forces you to work with shapes and makes you forget about your measurements. In other words, it slaps you in the face and sends you flying out of the comfort zone you spent time building. It turned out fine though, I had my armor on, all set to face it head on! So, in my first drawing, I was experimenting with graphite, and it was not the best tool to combine with the type of paper I used and the exercise, so I soon went back to the charcoal ( I believe that soft pencil or soft charcoal is way better for life drawing exercises, its messier and easier to handle),
The following poses were harder to do, but I got there eventually. The teacher gave us a bit more time to complete the sketches as well (just my luck)- I’m quite satisfied with them. I tend to say that I prefer drawing women to men, and that is because women have more curves, the shapes are sometimes very interesting and easier to sketch down. It was probably for the best that I got the foreshortening corners of the classroom, just to forget about the model being a male and focus on the foreshortening challenges I was given.
Anyway, it was good practice!
Last week’s female model: https://axoupixou.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/life-drawing-weekly/