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Exercise 2 – Three figure drawings

For this exercise I’ve mixed two different types of figures and am hoping this will be ok. The male figure is from the last life drawing class I attended and we do not normally have a clothed figure.  It was interesting to draw but during this class there was no Read more…

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Exercise 1- Structure of the human body

Since attending life drawing classes I am learning to observe the human body, seeing the overall structure and even though everyone is made up of differing proportions there is a general rule of thumb of what makes up the length of the human body.  Initially, when drawing the figure I Read more…

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Exercise 4 – Energy

For this exercise I had the good fortune to draw a dancer named Stone who enjoyed expressive movement around the centre of the room before then freezing into a pose for the class to draw.  From this I have included a 2 minute sketch with the others being timed at Read more…

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Exercise 3 – Stance

I really enjoyed this exercise, I feel like the basics are beginning to work because although not all the sketches are on point, I can still see where things work.  For example, the quick 2 minute sketches on newsprint paper are simple and capture the model’s overall proportions well enough.  Read more…

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Exercise 2 – Essential elements

For this exercise I used three 10-minute poses from two separate but close together life-drawing classes – so in total I have the 6 drawings! I used 5B/9B pencils and charcoal stick, smudging in some for the darker tone on a couple of the sketches.  As the exercise suggested I Read more…

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Exercise 1 – Basic shapes

For this exercise I could have asked a reluctant sitter from home to be my seated model but instead I was relieved to find that during a recent life drawing class the model would be seated for some of the time (not always the case).  Therefore, the poses were dictated Read more…

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