Life drawing lesson #1

Not quite what I expected. A series of 5 minute poses, using several mediums, all held differently.

First, a marker pen held in the first. A bit like being 3 years again.

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Unfortunately, or fortunately, the pen was running out but that was the point of the exercise, that you could blame your tools rather than your own talent…or lack of.

I messed up the second one because I was supposed to do it in a Berol handwriting pen. I think I was busy searching for another purple pen when we were given our instructions for the second pose.

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The above was my favourite drawing.

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The above was an exercise in not lifting the pen or pencil from the paper. This was one of the hardest to do. I physically couldn’t prevent myself so I had to cheat and add a few lines to look as though I’d followed the
instructions properly. A toughy.

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Argh I don’t like this one because it looks so obscene and like something scribbled on a toilet door. This was with my non dominant hand. Cringe.

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I’m updating my post three weeks after doing this lesson so if it wasn’t for my signature I’d be thinking I picked up someone else’s work by mistake. I just don’t remember doing this one, let alone what the instructions were for it.

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The last one. The weirdest one. Ink and a twig. Enough said.

Roll on next week.

Pottery #3

Another lesson based on drawing. This time we tried biro and pastels.

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This one was with biro. I’m not sure about biro as a medium. It’s unforgiving compared to pencil. I struggled a lot with the top of the legs on this angle because the model was wearing matt black underwear meaning I couldn’t see the shape of her body underneath.

This angle was easier as I was unable to ignore her underwear and see through it. I think it’s overworked though, which was easy to do when you’re waiting for the rest of the class to catch up. I must learn to stop fiddling. This is my first attempt at pastels and I think I like them.

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