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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Life Class - Week 5


25 mins - Acrylic on canvas board

Today was our last life session from a set of six as the organiser was unable to secure a nude model for next week, however, we will have a model albeit clothed!
I've wanted to try paint for a couple of weeks now, so today I took just two tubes of Finity acrylic (Burnt Umber and Titanium White). The pose I chose to use paint for was by far the most difficult of the day and most people had the sense to move around to the side of the model.
I decided to take a bash at the challenge presented before me and, if I'm honest, I am really pleased with more than one area of the result. I am delighted with the feet, they were at such an extraordinary angle and can be challenging at the best of times, I feel I caught them quite well while still remaining loose, working with shapes and tones rather than minute detailing.

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed these classes, from the moment I get up on a Tuesday until class begins I can hardly contain my excitement and the two hours pass soooooo quickly.
I have the models contact details and plan to use them until the next six sessions begin in Autumn.
I have also been busy organising portrait and costume models for my studio and hope to start sessions soon.

The human figure, such a complex array of angles, tones and emotions, I gather when a subject interests and excites you as much as this you just have to acknowledge it and work with it...and I intend to do just that!




Various hues of Inktense pencils - Between 2-5 mins each
Faber Castell crayons - 25 mins

Pigment liner - 5 mins

16 comments:

Sandy said...

Really nice work, I am so intimidated by the human form.

Felicity said...

Super drawings! I love the angle of the first one and the fact that you did it in paint is amazing! I really like that red area too in the one with the pencils, it looks quite abstract, really striking.

Dave said...

Wow, can't keep up with you at the moment! That 100% creativity is really in overdrive. I think your life class work is really improving...though it was so good to start with it's hard to be sure!

Linda said...

Wow -- all are great, but that first acrylic piece is a knockout. You should be VERY happy with it!
:-)

Ujwala said...

These are super. the first one especially - love the angle you chose.

Monsoon said...

I'm in love with the first drawing..

Relatos said...

I like your blog, but I think that this subject is the most interesting of your last posts. Bye, Lucy Relatos.

Anita said...

Thankyou Sandy.

Anita said...

Thankyou Felicity, working in paint felt much more comfortable than I imagined it would with such time constraints.

Anita said...

LOL...Thankyou Dave! ;)

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Linda!

Anita said...

Thankyou Ujwala!

Anita said...

Thankyou Monsoon, love your writing!

Anita said...

Thankyou Lucy and welcome to my blog...Thanks for taking time to browse and leave your kind words.

phthaloblu said...

Your enthusiasm shows in your work. Those feet are wonderful, I like the whole painting. I wish I could loosen up like that. Those minute details are an obsession with me!

Anita said...

Sherie that's just how I am and why I've been spending the Summer experimenting and sketching from life as it moves, ticks and passes me by. With such little time to capture the moment I am learning to see what is important to get down on the paper and what to leave behind.