Linear drawing with painted masking tape and coloured paper.
Continuous line drawing on glass jar.
First ever life drawing class (no looking, continuous line studies)
No looking continuous line drawing on parcel paper
Drawing on book pages
Drawing with black tape on A1 graph paper
No looking continuous line drawing on wooden board
Drawing on luggage tags
First drawing with tone – mapping in shadows with chalk
Tonal drawing complete – chalk on A1 grey sheet
Another set of mixed drawings
This afternoon we had our first life drawing session. I have done life drawing before, but only with a woman. I was at the front, so had to compose myself! It was quite an experience, and we’ll be seeing rather a lot of our model, Granville, as we are drawing him every week. We did mostly continual line drawings, so it was an afternoon of intense observation. Although they do not much resemble the human form, the most important part of learning to draw is to look, which is something I haven’t focused on before. They mostly resembled illustrative forms. It is quite hard to train your mind so that you don’t glimpse the page when you are drawing, as this counteracts the end result psychologically because you see just a scribble. The end result is, ultimately, a surprise, which is a very different way of working for me, but one that I like. I will upload some photographs of the sketches soon.
I’m on my lunch break, having had critical studies this morning. It was rather painful (for me), not particularly enjoying the subject, but this morning seemed even more tedious than last week. Perhaps it was because I was cold, hungry and had a headache – never a good combination.
I’m going to be drawing Granville in about 15 minutes. I think the next couple of hours are going to be quite – ahem – interesting. I also need to decide whether to go on the Venice trip. I have the cheque for the deposit at the ready, but having never been abroad, and having no passport, suitcase, and general sense of independence, this decision is difficult even for me, who can’t made a decision to save my life.
Well, I must go and prepare myself for this afternoon’s life drawing.