October 30, 2017

Assignment 4

I spent a while looking at figures and examples of work I found interesting. It's too easy to just plump for an obvious pose or angle and I wanted something more interesting to engage both me and the viewer.

I actually did these two works in reverse: I did t...

October 30, 2017

Exercise 1: Facial features

I found I actually enjoyed this part. I probably didn't do enough due to conflicting demands on my time, but I found it much easier to create convincing drawing of constituent parts of the face, than the full head; as I did with parts of the...

October 29, 2017

Project 3: Form, basic shapes.

Exercise 1: a 1-hour seated pose; I tried several different poses first, sketching roughly in pastel:

I have to admit I struggled with this one: not sure why, but I found the furniture - chair legs and back - confusing and difficult to enga...

October 26, 2017

Project 4: structure

A variety of drawings and sketches looking at the structures underlying the human figure. Sadly no skeletons were hanging around my studio, so I turned to the internet for source images - thankfully there are lots. So here are some of the pieces I p...

October 19, 2017

Some online research into figure drawing & painting both historical and contemporary brought up a lot of images and styles; here is a tiny selection that I found, some on Pinterest, without proper referencing, which isn't great for an academic study, but from an aesthe...

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