Tuesday, November 27, 2012

158: Life Drawing Dublin

Today I went to a different pace for life drawing where they had proper lights set up. The guy did a demo of drawing form dark to light. The whole page is greyed out with charcoal and you then basically draw the light source with your eraser. Interesting technique so I had to try it, I don't really like the drawing but I love the texture. It's almost as interesting as a painting! So I took some close ups to show of the texture!

Warm up sketch:

 First 30 minute pose (graffite pencil)
Detail (charcoal)

Detail 2 (Charcoal)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

157: Gesture practice

It's been a while since I've done digital drawings, but here ya go. I did them using the references and timer on: http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

156: Life Drawing at Sol Art in Dublin

Alright Sketchers!

Today my ambitions were different. I felt I did good with my last two sessions using pencil, so I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and use different media. I used soft Pastel chalks for my 1 minute poses, tried it on longer poses aswell but there's not enough control to really work a drawing with that medium in my opinion.

I then used a normal biro to do some drawings which ended up ok I guess...one drawing is done my pencil and it was so easy. Definitely a medium I am now comfortable with. My last drawing was with a bro, and I love the rendering I did but the proportions were messed up, so I didn't even bother scanning it on :P

(1 minute)

(15 minutes)

(15 minutes)

(20 minutes)

(10 minutes)
Inspired by newcomer Joao, I stole his idea to draw
the sketcher since the pose was kind of boring...

More 1 minute drawings:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

155: Dublin City Sketchers

I joined the Dublin sketchers for the first time. We were going to do some drawings in the Dublin City Hall, but it was closed so I mostly ended up drawing in the Arlington Hotel bar. Got to meet some really nice people and saw some interesting art from everybody :)

Here are some of the sketchges I did:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

154: Life Drawing at Sol Art Dublin

So as every week now I am going to life drawing sessions in Dublin, in the Sol Art gallery. I had an extremely difficult start but I got some great drawings, I had no flow so I resorted to more of a figure drawing approach instead of looking for dynamic poses.

 1 minute warm up drawings:

10 minute poses: (click to enlarge)

And finally two 30 min poses:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

153: Life Drawing at Sol Art Dublin

It's been a while but we're back! FInally moved to my new flat in Dublin, will start my new job on Monday. Got internet again so ready to kick off this blog again. Went life drawing at Sol Art in Dublin with model Grace, first time I worked with her but very positively surprised. She did lots of nice poses and knew exactly how long she could hold em.

 1 minute warm ups:

5 minute poses:

10 minute poses:

20 - 25 minute poses: