It’s been ages since I got to a life drawing session, but there was one today only 15 minutes away from home, so I made it. I mainly stuck to pencil and had a really enjoyable day, in spite of the ‘glasses on/glasses off’ dilemma. (This is a problem that arises when you wear glasses, especially when you need different prescriptions for near and far vision – bifocals do not work well for drawing as the ‘near’ correction, designed for reading, is too small to see the whole drawing. So I find myself choosing between a clear view of the model or a clear view of the drawing, or a fuzzy view of both. I probably need a new prescription anyway…)
Here are some of the results.
Quick pose with wedge under right foot – makes for an impression of light-footed movement:
long pose – got a bit over-worked, especially in the face:
1hr pose – probably the most satisfactory of the day:
pausing for thought – I am inclined to leave part of the drawing unshaded – is this laziness or judgement?
Stage 1 – with one line missing
Working on a bigger maze – this one does not have a central goal, just in and out.
Maze developments – pencil, ink, tracing paper, thread
Beachcombing – crab remnant
I brought the crab shell home because of its beautiful colours – but they turned out to be too much of a challenge – so I resorted to monochrome ink instead.
doodling in oil – came out a bit spooky
Work in progress, though progress towards what remains to be seen. (At least I think I’m spelling sciography right now.)
I may need to go back to the drawing board (literally – I have one with parallel straight edge etc. gathering dust in the barn).
And I should probably find out the proper way of projecting shadows in a perspective drawing.
(No doubt this could all be done easily on a computer but that would miss the point (or lack of point) of making a drawing on paper by hand.)