Catching up on two weeks’ worth of Monday night life drawing! (Despite the length of time since I posted the last one – I missed one Monday, and it was a public holiday on another!)
Here’s a quick study from 05/31 that I was happy with:
Perhaps more excitingly, the teacher decided I’d been progressing quickly enough to start working with oil paints. Yay! We’d been talking about it for a couple of weeks, but that session he brought in another sheet of black board and started showing me how to use the paints :3
My first oil painting! I haven’t used oils before, so I was a bit surprised to see you could push them across the canvas, like paint. Very much a learning experience, and a lot of fun 🙂
As for this week’s lesson:
I like drawing models with different body shapes, of different ages – it’s interesting seeing how different things affect the human body.
Soon I hear we’ll get to draw a male model too 😀
Our lief drawing sessions are structured so that you do a series of quick warmups (three to ten minutes), and then the model settles into a ten minute pose (the setup pose) that will be repeated for the hour session.
I found the foreshortening for this week’s hour pose a little tricky. At the bottom of that image are two quick studies done during setup time – about five minutes each. I saw basic mistakes I made with the first one, refined it, and did the second one to get a better idea of how it should look.
The image at the top WAS going to be the hour study, but I cut it off after fifteen minutes because it just wasn’t working, and it would have been easier to start again.
Sometimes, doing things like that pays off.