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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Life Class - Week 2


30 mins - Faber Castell crayons on coloured paper


Tuesday afternoon I attended the second of my life sessions. The two hours went by so fast but we managed to get some very interesting and difficult angles into the five poses we sketched and I tried out a variety of media.

3 mins - Pigment liner - W&N sketchbook


5 mins - Ink - W&N sketchbook



10 mins - Charcoal pencil - W&N sketchbook


I'm quite happy with a number of things I have managed to accomplish during these two classes; my proportions, weight distribution, lack of fear and openness to experimentation, stepping out of the comfort zone.
I enjoyed all of the media I used in today's class but the sticks of Faber Castell crayons, much like willow charcoal, felt most comfortable to me. I enjoy a medium I can push and pull around and I believe the security of knowing I am able to do this allows me to approach the piece in a much looser, more confident fashion.

30 mins - Ink on watercolour paper

14 comments:

Bonny said...

Wow, Anita! Your drawings of the model are fabulous! The one with the crayons is amazing!

This is what life drawings should look like.
Beautiful!

Dave said...

Great work. I like the one with the crayons the best, and the final one is very good too; well, they all are!

SCquiltaddict said...

Shoot these are great...first ones my fav....awesome job

juj said...

These are wonderful Anita. Thank you for sharing. That first one is simply amazing. The folds in the fabric are stunning and I love the way you handled the curve of her stomach and arms.

Serena said...

Fabulous job, Anita....I particularly love the first one.

Anita said...

Great crayon sketch! Looks like you are doing well in your life class.

mARTa said...

Anita these absolutely fabulous! Yes indeed your prportions are right on! I struggle at life drawing sessions, especially with proportions! You are inspiring!

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Bonny!

Anita said...

Thanx Dave!

Anita said...

Thankyou Margaret!

Anita said...

Thankyou Judi, when I was drawing what I 'saw' with the crayon one it all looked a little odd at first but I trusted my eyes rather than my brain/memory and as it came together I was reminded that often what we 'think' we see is not what is really there! ;)

Anita said...

Thanx Serena!

Anita said...

Thanx Anita. Lovely to see you about, I've checked in on your blog a few times in hope of a new posting.

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Marta! :)