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