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Figure Drawing, Lessons 1 & 2

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Sorry for the delay: I thought I had posted this last week but turns out it was languishing inside Writer.

So somewhere around the end of last year I decided that I should really try to take some outside art classes. My first-ever art course: figure drawing for beginners.

The first lesson: contour drawing. Basically this involves drawing without lifting your pen/cil from the paper. There are two kinds that we tried, blind (no looking at the paper) and semi-blind (occasional glances at paper allowed).

fd1Blind. It’s brilliant, I know.


The one on the left is semi-blind, the one on the right obviously blind.

Our second lesson, held yesterday, was mostly focused on gesture drawing. Charcoal was the medium of choice, and I am glad to report that I am gradually getting less intimidated by the medium. I think of it as pencil, just blacker and a bit thicker, so no detail work for now.

More drawings under the jump (model is nude).

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Written by krysjez

February 14, 2010 at 10:00 pm

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