Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Life Drawing

I've also decided to take up life drawing. I have a big goal I want to pursue by year's end, and this is a part of it. This is my first effort: the subject was an older male. I am pretty happy with this, especially because it has shown me where I really need to focus (head, hands, feet, genitals, proportions).

Part of the point of this is to learn to sketch quickly and from real life. So far my pencil work has been painstaking and long winded - this should help me to loosen up a little bit!

I have actually produced artwork! Sure, they are experimental, but they are real physical pieces of paper with scribbles on it. First up - pastels.

Noel and I decided to do a pastels course together, my blatant horror of touching chalky substances notwithstanding. I've completed two pieces, both of which I'm not rapt with. However there is some merit in the medium, so I'm going to try again. Here they are: Golden Lake and Autumn Ends.