Sunday, 23 January 2011

Youtube Life Drawing...

I found this a few months ago, but finally got round to trying it out. It was actually really brilliant. And the best thing about it is that you can go back and watch it as many times as you like and (hopefully!) see your own progression and improvement.

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I did the 'Gary Hume' and 'John Berger' ones. There are 5 episodes. Great for a little wind-down life drawing session if you miss it! Can't beat the real thing obviously, but I think it's fabulous even so.

I bought a cartridge pen with several different sized nibs and a black ink pot the other day, and used them for this. I'm looking forward to using them more. The black ink is "quink" which I assume is quick-drying, and not the artist black ink, but it will do for now.

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Thursday, 13 January 2011

The 'Bonnie and the Toys' Sketch...

I forgot to upload it before. Sketch was done 27/12/10.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

A Few Life Drawing sketches...

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Ice-skating at Windsor Park with the cousins on Christmas Eve...

-sketch of the view of Windsor Castle
-sketch of youngest cousin (eating a marshmallow lolly)
-two sketches of men (both with cameras)
-sketch of the carousel set up next to the Ice Rink
-(top left) view of cousin's garden (under snow)

Sketches from New Year's Day with the family...

This first page shows sketches of my youngest (girl) cousin, Sura - She is literally ADORABLE. I didn't want to let her go! I miss her! She's a beautifully placid child, and so so chubby! I loved having cuddles with her :) She looked adorable in a little brown pinafore-style dress, brown top and white tights.

This second page shows more of Sura. The third page shows my (4-year old) cousin, Joe. And bottom-right is a sketch of my auntie and sister hugging on the sofa.

This last page shows my dad sitting on the floor. In the notes to the side of the drawing I have written "Dad sitting on the floor playing a game with Joe, David (Joe's dad) and Grandad".
-Bottom left: sketch of my (10-year old) cousin, Ellen on the sofa.
-Bottom right: sketch on my (8-year old) cousin, Mollie on the floor, drawing. She's very skinny and flexible, so her head is resting between her knees and her arms are wrapped around her knees as she draws.

I LOVE life drawing. I had forgotten how much fun it really is. It really is one of the best things to do when you're out and about. Life drawing FTW! :D