Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Life Drawing

To achieve any sense of realism and life in an artwork, I think it is important to work from life as much as possible, and going to Life Drawing groups when they are available helps to develop the hand eye coordination, observation of forms, angles, proportions, light and shade etc. and like music practice just helps to hone the skills, and like anything else... the more you do the better you will get!

Life Drawing in the Richmond area has waned in the last couple of years, but fortunately there are other opportunities in the Sydney region, and I can still get to one, and sometimes two sessions in a week.

I usually try a variety of mediums, most often colour pencils for the quicker poses and then a variety... charcoal, graphite, Conte or paint for the slightly longer ones... following are some sketches from the last few weeks, from one minute...  and up to 30 minute poses..

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