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Check and log – Project The moving figure

How well did you manage to create the sense of a fleeting moment rather than a pose? I found it very difficult to capture the sense of a fleeting moment, occasionally managing to capture stance but not really much else. … Continue reading

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Exercise Fleeting moments

Aim of the exercise: To capture fleeting moments with minimal lines but lines that tells the story or captures the moment. When unable to sketch in front of the subject, move on and draw what you have just seen as … Continue reading

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Exercise Sitting and waiting

Aim of the exercise: To take every opportunity to practice drawing people. We could use magazines, newspaper, TV etc as well as drawing groups of people from life eg sitting around a table, observing at a gallery etc. We were … Continue reading

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Check and log – Project The clothed figure

Did you find it easy to approach the figure as a whole or were you distracted by details of the sitter’s dress? I found that, particularly on areas with complicated folds, it was easy to start to concentrate too much … Continue reading

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Exercise Form and movement in a clothed figure

Aim of the exercise: For the model to wear some soft fabrics that help to describe the form of their body and to draw the clothed figure as a whole, disregarding the details of head, hands and feet and concentrate … Continue reading

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Exercise Fabric with line and form

Aim of the exercise: To throw a piece of clothing or a length of plain fabric across a chair and then to make two 15 minute sketches using line only with a soft pencil or charcoal. Then in 5cm squares … Continue reading

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