Life Class – 28th February 2015

28/02/15

Life Class – Jill 9.30-12.30

Today’s class featured one of my favourite models that we have the privilege of drawing.  Her hair is cut in a classic bob and really helps describe a pose by the way that it falls.

The first poses were quick 3-7 minutes and were in sequence of stepping up on to a stool, on top of a table, reaching over to a step-ladder, climbing down and moving as if to repeat.

Sequence of 5-7 Minute Poses Charcoal on paper

Sequence of 5-7 Minute Poses
a Charcoal on paper

As this sequence of movement had been recorded step by step, we had become more familiar with both the model and the different shapes made. This time, our model would be moving continuously, slowly and methodically – we were to select a point in the sequence to draw.  To do this it was important to merely watch a couple of run-throughs before drawing.  As I was doing this, my tutor whispered that I could do two drawings if I wanted as there should be time.  Taking this as encouragement I thought I’d have a go. We needed to watch, wait and remember the point at which we had decided to draw, looking for the clues to continue each time that point was reached.

Moments in a Sequence of Movements Charcoal on Paper

Moments in a Sequence of Movements
Charcoal on Paper

Our next challenge was to incorporate mirror reflections as we saw them.

Seated at a Mirror Approx 10 minutes Charcoal on Paper

Seated at a Mirror
Approx 10 minutes
Charcoal on Paper

Lying Before a Mirror Approx 10 minutes Charcoal on Paper

Lying Before a Mirror
Approx 10 minutes
Charcoal on Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reclining, Reading Along a Mirror Approx 12 minutes Charcoal on Paper

Reclining, Reading Along a Mirror
Approx 12 minutes
Charcoal on Paper

Seated Looking Down into a Mirror Approx 10 minutes Charcoal on Paper

Seated Looking Down into a Mirror
Approx 10 minutes
Charcoal on Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our long pose for the morning was seated and around 40 minutes long. I decided to use acrylic paint again this week, and attempted to look at tone and warm and cool colours.

Final Seated Pose Approx 40  minututes Acrylic onA3 Canvas Board

Final Seated Pose
Approx 40 minutes
Acrylic on A3 Canvas Board

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