Thursday, 28 November 2013

End of term

So that's it, classes over for another term.
Two reclining poses for the last one; the idea being that we try and stretch the perspective a bit - emphasise the near and allow the distant to fade or blur.
I don't think I quite have the angle for either pose to really stretch it. But I twisted the torso and stretch the arm of the first pose, and tried to coax the figure out of a cloud of charcoal for the second.

I now have several weeks of berating myself for not doing any work.
(After Bruges anyway).

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Back to basics

Sort of.
In the normal course of events the sessions this term may have seemed to have been given in reverse. Last night we worked on measurement and proportion, something you may think one should start with, however having worked our way through chiaroscuro, negative space, boundaries, straight lines etc., once we started measuring the subject, it all started to fall in to place.

Next week is the last before Christmas.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Straight lines

The next phase in our discovery of the different ways of representing form was to use only straight lines to draw the figure. Ruler in hand trying to both achieve the right contour whilst also representing the third dimension.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013