Life Drawing

06/01/2015 (Term two)

1This term we are going to learn some more techniques for our life drawing classes. Above is the first use of using lines along certain areas to help us to learn how we can control our proportions – although I really like the look of the quick sketches this technique really does give you a better perspective over where the feet should be and prevent any mistakes. I like that I can begin with a quick sketch and re work and see where I make my mistakes – it really gives me the chance to review my work and errors.

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My favourite of the four above is the one on the left side. I tried to exaggerate her hip and decided to push it out further – I feel using the t-joint on her hip and the darker tone draws us to this section immediately.

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These three poses I feel that I have captured really well. I really enjoy doing these quick sketches as the lines that I create, just feel more fluid – at the beginning of these sessions I overworked my lines, as a style it was quick and looked ok, however I really do feel that a single line can be even more effective. I like the different weight of lines and the emphasis of the t-joints. I feel this gives a more interesting look.4

I really liked the pose of this drawing. The line for the arm and the back of the head, really give the impression of the missing space.

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 These poses are some from the beginning of the session – over Christmas I haven’t has a chance to draw a lot so the first few drawings just let me get back into the rhythm again. I like the middle drawing – the model was good at creating poses that could easily be exaggerated.

Natural History Museum

These are the Life drawings I did recently on a visit to the national history museum – I’ve tried to use the flow lines in order to capture the pose of the people within the museum – I found it challenging try to capture them before they moved. I also made alot observations which I wrote down next to it. Only when sitting down and watching a variety of walks can you truly appreciate the different ways that people act and walk. I am going to use these drawings for my personality walk.
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Week nine – 26/11/2014

 

 

 

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This drawing has displayed the curves with only a few lines. I like how the legs and arms use different techniques but they work so well together.

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Again, I feel as though i have improved so much from week one, theses techniques have capture more movement than any drawings I’ve done before. The dark tones of pencil mark.

 

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I really like all three of these 1min drawings – quickly done however I have capture curves and gestures with the new techniques. I like the man sitting don as the chair is so straight in comparison to the curves of his body. The legs of the top left drawing were captured so well – as the model had thin long legs.

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I have captured the gesture of the poses here. The man leaning forward – we can feel the force and weight.

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The model walked in a circle and we had to capture four different poses – This has helped me to understand a walk cycle (helpful for the personality walk animation.)

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The rings represent the direction of the body – helps to create a 3D form (teaching us to work less flat in out drawings)

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10 second drawings – my favourite of all fast drawings so far – I was able to capture the gesture and pose well with less marks.

Week eight – 19/11/2014

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Walking three paces around the model for this one pose – let me understand and practice the curves around her body and T joints.

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The arrows here are showing how the curves should lead our eyes down or up her body through curves, t-joints and different limbs. I really like how the drawings have capture the curves of her pose and the angle she is leaning forward.

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More of the walking around the model drawings. I really like the top two as I have used a darker mark to exaggerate the curve and this just gives the model’s pose even more twist. Less flat.

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Above is the last of the walking around pose – we drew so many – these are actually the first I did, you can see how I committed more later on as a I grew more confident. Although these are very nice as I have exaggerated her hips and legs to get that curve.

Week five – 29/10/2014

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I have become more confident with using the flow lines and now we have started using darker marks to emphasis weight or distance. I selected the image above as it shows the strain that the foot has holding the mans weight – we really feel the gesture.

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The flow lines have a bend that gives such emotion. These drawings are to show a action/emotion of the model. We wrote down words that described the pose and then drew the pose – which meant we were able to draw to the idea or concept.

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I really like the first to the left image as I feel the boxer like pose. With only five lines I capture the arc of his back, the curves of his legs and the clenched hands.

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This is one of my favourite of this session since I have used both circles and lines (darker marks) to capture the pose. I like how the four lines for the arms and legs feel in the rest –

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We began using circles through out the form of the man – the circles can give the character a weight, proportions that flow lines can’t.