It’s time for a little change and to add something to make the blog content a little more versatile in terms of art. Here’s a collection of life drawings I created over the course of 4 sessions in a month:
The purpose of this, is to narrate the development of my life drawing skills and reflect on any improvements made. Comparing my beginner class to my latest one, I can spot some significant improvement to how I approach drawing the model. I’m nowhere near good at this point in time, but I can see I’m taking the right steps. My tutor is rather supportive and it’s good to be in a casual environment with friends/classmates while working. As an aspiring illustrator, anatomy is a key foundation of knowledge to learn if I want to become better and I’m curious (if not worried) if I can grasp the concept of anatomy and develop my skills to a near-professional standard by the end of my course.
So I display my work to you all in as humble a way as possible and I truly appreciate all the support I have and all the support I may get. Thanks for reading.
For my first time life drawing, I had mixed feelings about it because I was excited to start… But I felt my skills were pretty poor. I hoped it was clawed back in the final moments of the life drawing session, but that is up for speculation.
So it’s a friday afternoon, the model casually makes his way in while the group is working and the next moment involves the setup and the man undressing. Sure enough there were a few silenced giggles and blushed faces, but I guess we had to get on with it, right? Well I set up my easel, paper and drawing materials and got to work for a few hours. It was much harder than I thought, but I had an excellent tutor to guide me through the session, yet i’m still conflicted about the progress… But I’ll leave that up to my audience to tell me what they think :).
As the title implies, that is what I have to show you today. I didn’t have any real direction/inspiration this week on what to illustrate, so I just sketched whatever came to me on impulse and the result includes two blocky and shaded characters, a caricature of my friend Mike and my own created character I call Sarah-Lee.
They are of course small illustrations but they are based on the development of my new & improving drawing skills, from which i’m practicing a new shading technique for cartoon hair and a different shading technique for gestures and life drawing (hence the unidentifiable figures).
Hope you like ’em, despite the mediocrity (as i’m still learning), but please feel free to offer critique/comments below. Until next time!