I think the Monday night lifedrawing is going to be a regular thing. I’m really enjoying the class, and it’s fun getting tips on things I can do to improve.
The model was really nice and sweet, and drawing her was fun practice.
I liked my third page of ten minute sketches best. The model did too, so she has that page now – I still have a photo on my phone, I just need to find a way to get it off that and onto the computer now 🙂
I am (very unsuccessfully) battling with an assignment at the moment. Meanwhile, have more stuff from life drawing class –
I used to hate charcoal. I mainly use hard graphite sticks for drawing, as I tend to make a mess with anything softer. But after borrowing the instructor’s charcoal pencil (one of those awesome ones with a string pull to expose more lead, and a pencil-like cardboardy thing on the outside so you don’t get your whole hands dirty before doing anything), I was completely convinced of charcoal’s awesomeness. Went out to get my own pencil for future sketchings and studies. V pleased.
I really like the Canberra Arts Workshop, since the classes let you have fun and the people are lovely and the instructor’s been really awesome with giving me tips. In this picture, the first sketch – the one on the right – I was having trouble finding my way and messing about. Instructor recommended I use wavier, looser lines and flowing curves – and it really paid off with the second one, the sketch on the left.
A friend of mine told me about the life drawing classes run by the Canberra Arts Workshop. I headed along to the class last night – the people are very nice, the instructor was really cool and explained the basics and gave me a lot of neat tips and it was really good fun getting stuck into life drawing. I now have a new class to go to every week!