Tag: portrait

Drawing the Head: Week Two

Life Drawing May 17, 2015

Another week of life drawing. I forgot all my equipment so I just worked in the charcoal supplied by the school.

We started with a few five minute poses and I was a bit rusty as I’d missed a week. Here’s one (the others were terrible and on such flimsy paper I jettisoned them). I quite like this one although in terms of likeness it’s not really that close.

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And then we had a longer one hour pose. I often rush through this and finish way before the end and spend time tinkering or trying some other angles on fresh drawings.  This week I took my time and worked more methodically.

Looking at it now some of the light and dark seems out of balance, but it was actually a reasonable likeness so that’s something!

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Drawing the Head

Life Drawing May 2, 2015

It’s a new term and I have switched group at The Royal Drawing School┬áto one that is focussing on the head rather than the whole form.

Drawing the figure is hard and I think drawing the face is the hardest part (followed by hands and then feet in that order!) mainly because I know I over think that part. I forget to just relax and draw what I see rather than try to make it look ‘right’.

So how did week one go? OK.

We started with some quick poses, 10 and 15 minutes.

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And the moved onto some longer poses. I tried not to worry about likeness too much but focus on structure, light and shadow and hope that some sort of likeness would be a side product of that. Kind of worked.

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