Monday, November 29, 2010

First Life Drawing Class Week Three

Had two ten minute poses and a 20 minute pose again this week. 

It was soooo hot in the gallery at class this evening. Humidity and no breeze getting in. It was a real hot-house of artistic creativity!!



Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cooktown Week-end Acrylic Painting Workshop

A Cooktown Acrylic Art Workshop titled 'Values in Pencil and Paint' by local Artist Ross Franzi of Black Cockatoo Gallery, Bloomfield.  Techniques covered include an introduction to light effects, tonal values, composition, painting backgrounds, subject, shadows and highlights.  How to get realism. 

Tree added using Photoshop to my painting.  Have to make it the same!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Life Drawing Class - Week II - Contor Drawing and Proportions

We had our second life drawing class last night.  We are all enjoying the class and the chance to have a live model.  Our model can hold a pose wonderfully well which makes it a little easier for budding artists! 

We did three short 5 minute poses to warm up then a longer 20 minute pose to try and get a more complete figure drawing.  We concentrated on contours and proportions this week and some tonal shading.  I had such trouble with the hands, feet and face but overall I felt happy with the figure pose though mostly the proportions kept changing - it is all one model - she gained or lost weight instantly?! 

It is still a lot of fun and I can't wait to continue next week!

At Saturday Markets Cooktown - Rapid Gesture Drawing Random People

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday's Life Drawing Homework

For some reason Pixie dog was very interested!

Thursdays Life Drawing Homework

Looking at these I can see how the proportions are off but will persist as am enjoying the drawing practice.  Again the ideas for these drawings came from art books and are not original or from a live model!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life Drawing Home Work

I used gesture drawing to capture line of action of the pose, then filled in the contours with some tonal shading.  Taken from a picture of a live model on the internet so not as good as having the live model in front of you and having to draw from a small image is different but the exercises we'ver done in the class have helped.  It was easier than others I've done in the past.  Mmmmm I think the art books may be right about learning to draw from figure drawing being very useful.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

First Life Drawing Class - Gesture Drawing

Attended Life Drawing Class yesterday evening at Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery. It was a good way to free up my drawing.For this first class we did gesture drawing - quick studies to capture a series of poses by the model in a short amount of time. A good exercise to begin. The model held a pose for 30 seconds up to several minutes. By doing quick scribbles to show the movement of the body we were able to loosely record the entire figure and hopefully capture action, structure and overall orientation rather than any specific details.  It is so tempting to go for detailed contours and harder than I thought it would be to do less detail.  Will have to do more homework!


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