Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Life Drawing Classes at Suite E

Suite E Life DrawingI attended my weekly life drawing class at the Suite E Life Drawing group located at Poirer Recreation Center in Coquitlam. I am so lucky to have such a great life drawing group to attend. I go most weeks and I have seen a big improvement in my drawing and 'seeing' skills. Most of my life drawings look pretty horrible but it is all a means to an end and it is such a great way to relax after a long day.

This is one of the sketch I did last night in about 30 minutes. I am working larger than I usually do I think this is about 12x28" so I am finding it a bit of a challenge to get the proportions right and am trying to focus on the 'outline' rather than getting caught up in the shading as I often do :) The model is one of my favorites as he always does such amazing poses that literally throw your mind into right mode.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Life Drawing Graphite Portrait

Life drawing is so theraputic! This portrait was drawn in 30 minutes and was the first portrait in a series of 3 that I drew of the model during my last life drawing class. I am quite happy with it and I can see the difference that regular practice from life can make in a short period of time.

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Life Drawing Figurative Portrait in Graphite

Yay summer is over and my life drawing class has finally started...hmm perhaps my priorities are mixed up....no, I don't think so :) I have not drawn from life for several years as I draw mostly graphite portraits from photos and usually draw children and animals, neither of which will sit long for a portait to be drawn! This is my first 'attempt' at a 50 minute portrait of Iva. There are many issues with it, her head is too large and the likeness is not what I would like, but overal I am happy with my attempt and I don't think Iva will hold a grudge ;)

Life drawing is very different from the tightly detailed pencil drawings that I generally work on and I am really enjoying it although I am still getting the hang of which pencil to use and when. I generally use 2B, F and B for my detailed portraits whereas with the life drawing portraits I need to use 8B, 6B and HB which encourage me much looser. I will be posting weekly so that I have a record of my 'progress' throughout the year. Should be interesting!

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