Thursday, 3 November 2011

Life Drawing Class: Week 7

To start the day off, we did some 2 minute sketches as a warm up. This time I felt that I've drawn things much slower and not as fast as I've did like last week's. Most of the images weren't toned because of this.


After the 2min sketches, we did something new which was to concentrate on the negative space and the surroundings. This at first I didn't get this and ended up drawing the image (left) which still looked like something that I've did in last week's lesson. But with more help and advice from Tutor Chris I've managed to grasp the meaning of negative which is to just concentrate on the background which from my own perspective forms shapes and using these shapes can form the "outline" of the foreground image- the model. (right) The results of the image surprised me as I mostly draw things with foreground first and work my way to back, but doing the opposite is much more different.

After that image, we've did another only with slightly more shapes, as you can see in the images, the proportions becomes distorted as I've forgotten to use the thumb pencil method as I was too focused on the size of the shapes, causing the length of the leg to look short.

Again, same thing, I've forgotten to use the pencil and thumb pencil as I was too focused on the size of the shapes, but its interesting to see the shapes on the left and that it is hard to make out where the model should be. Doing this image I did notice that I lost track of which shape that I've worked on but in the end this was resolved- I think!!

1 comment :

  1. You hit the nail on the head with the last image, definatly what Chris was after. Wish I could say the same about mine, only just began to grasp the idea before we were done.

    Again I love the confidence of your minature 2 minute sketches... good detail for so little time

    Nice Joe