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-- 20 April, 2006 --

Life Drawing outcome

Life Drawing outcome
Originally uploaded by Robynls.
Charcoal and Conti pastel on wrapping paper.

Rested, I tackled the second day of my life drawing workshop with comfy shoes, a bottle of water and a stool to sit on. The tutor was not impressed but I did not want to end up with the ache I had in my back at the end of the first day.

We covered lots of topics like perspective, the geometric composition of the human body, and arms and hands. The poor model ended up with whiteboard marker all over her arms where the tutor was demonstrating some of his points.

We spent the lunch break discussing where was the best place to start a figure drawing. It seemed that most of us began with the head, which led to legs and feet that were too small due to lack of space.

Most of the stuff I produced was very disappointing. I either had the torso too long or the head too small or too big. The tutor kept telling me to make the hands and feet bigger ... bigger. I have been doing them too small because I was hiding my inability to draw them at all.

With 20 minutes to go he folded our long suffering model up into this complicated pose and told us to do it quickly and get it right. Well ... look at me! I CAN DRAW HANDS TOO!

Posted by robynls at April 20, 2006 8:14 PM

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Thank you for stopping by my blog and your supportive comments.

As I was reading your entry and looking at the hands and feet, I was thinking, "What is she talking about, can't draw hands and feet, they look great to me!" Then I read your last line and realized you had suprised yourself! Great Show!!! Definately good work for the second class, it is obvious all you are going to need is just a little practice! Keep up the good work, I will be stopping by to see how it's going.

Posted by: Tami Cameron at April 23, 2006 11:57 PM

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