I started life drawing on a regular basis back in October 2018. I’ve written a few posts sharing my progress since then. And I’m due another, to reflect on my drawings from this Autumn. Continue reading “Autumn 2019 – Life Studies”
This is possibly going to be quite a long blog post! I’m going to do a recap of my last 7 weeks of drawing. As ever, in chronological order, unedited – the good, the bad and the ugly.
I like posting in this way, as I think it gives an honest, unbiased view of how my work is developing. Continue reading “Keeping on Life Drawing”
I have been thinking about how and what to share from the life drawing I’ve been doing over the last few months. I could select a handful of my most successful drawings, which would perhaps be more flattering to my ego and shelter my nascent artist a little more. But for reasons I can’t exactly fathom, I feel compelled to share my life drawing progress in all it’s stumbling glory.
So here goes, in date order, with a little commentary along the way. Continue reading “Autumn 2018 – Life Studies”
In my first couple of weeks in the studio, I’ve tried to go back to first principles and just focus on drawing. I have been reacquainting myself with properly looking at things – observing, seeing space and shape and form. To help with this, I’ve been following the exercises in Betty Edwards’ book, ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’, a well known book in art education.
The leftside of our brain tends to be dominant, responsible for language, analysis, numbers and logic. Continue reading “New lines”