Photos from last weeks life drawing session at Candid Arts in Angel Islington. We had a great model who did some crazy dynamic poses which were great (although from my easel angle the last two longer ones were quite similar looking!). As usual there was a range of 10/20/40min poses.
I used a combination of charcoal sticks and charcoal pencils which I found helped to give me a wider range of marks, and I was quite happy with the outcome, I like the last one a lot. I did struggle with the front foot strangely but I think he’s all in proportion otherwise.
Quick snaps of some sketches from the life drawing session at Candid Arts last week, a selection of 5/10/20/40min poses, some interesting but surprisingly tricky ones:
Think I’m getting better at hands a little bit at last, still some way to go with the faces…!
Here are the results from my first life drawing class of 2015, I go after work with some colleagues to the Candid Arts Trust in Angel. I was pretty happy with these really, they’re not perfect but not disasterous either! I think I prefer the 10min in-between length ones the most rather than the shorter (2mins) or longer ones (20-40mins), and I hadn’t expected that, usually I think the more time I spend on something the better it gets, I now realise that’s possibly not the case. Even if they are incomplete, the others have more life to them, although that might just be down to the standing over sitting poses…
I want to push my life drawing this year by trying out new materials/techniques, these feel very safe and static, might not be sure how much I’m improving, but at least by experimenting I might come across something new and a different style I can both do and prefer. Charcoal has it’s uses but also it’s drawbacks!