In the feedback session and write up my tutor mentioned that I am still too hung up on outline, and that I should be producing more tonal work rather than concentrating on outlines. In my next life drawing session, therefore, That was my focus, and it was at least partially successful. There is still some visible outline, bit that is partially because I ran out of time.
… As discussed, you have been attending life classes throughout your Drawing One time and some of the work you submitted is over a year old. We mostly spoke about the work made more recently as this benefits from the feedback I’ve given on other work. …
As noted previously, I knew from the start of the course that part 4 would be a challenge for me. I started making progress with Life Drawing classes, but a change of working approach made it much more difficult to get to these sessions as much as I’d like. Strangely, therefore, I’ve been doing less life drawing during the Part 4 than I did earlier in the course.
Look at the energy in this fast brush drawing by Richard Hambleton; …Now go to David Haines’ website and find the drawing New Balance Sneakers vs KFC Bucket. Note the more restrained movement of the figures …
The two images are:
As the course notes indicate, these are very different approaches to drawing movement. They both use the stance of the subjects as part of conveying the movement in the scene. David Haines’ scene is rendered almost as a fast frame photograph and has taken many hours to complete. Richard Hambleton’s, in contrast, feels like it was painted in near real time.
Looking back at my life drawing and other figurative drawing so far, the correct representation of the model’s proportions has been an on-going challenge. My progress isn’t linear in any way, and often feels like one step forwards and five back. This is, therefore, an area rich for practice and study. Continue reading “Project 2 Proportion”→
Started with some initial experiments, of which the following were the most interesting:
In the first I was trying to use quite heavy blocks of tone in conte to try to get the impression of the scene. I used a grey sugar paper with black and white conte for mark making. Although it wasn’t that successful it did get me started in thinking how to approach the exercise. In the second I started with a pencil sketch, and then was trying to over draw with a fineliner. It was heading in an interesting direction, but needed more thought as an approach. Continue reading “Project 1 Fabric and form”→
Looking through the course text the volume of work for Part 4 is, again, massive. Six projects with a total of 15 exercises and 5 Research points. At the end of all that there is an assignment involving 2 drawings of A1 size and another of any size. Added to all of the volume is the subject matter, which I have been struggling with for an extended period already. See my past Life Drawing if you doubt me on that one. This is leading to a need for choices to be made.