Monday, May 23, 2011
Life Drawing Sessions 04 & 05 : Jours Avec et Jours Sans
So the 4th session I thought went ok - I mainly stuck with Charcoal and felt I was beginning to get used to the medium (or at least a way of using it I was comfortable with!). This, coupled with the nice poses from the model made me feel this was 'un jour avec'.... a good day!
UPDATE 26.05.11: Had a little play in Photoshop with the one above :)
Then a few days later was session 5, to which I took acrylics to try something new. I had my little palette prepared with all the paints mixed... the only thing that was missing was the model! I later found out she was poorly, but at the time, everyone was a bit miffed and in the end, we took turns to model 2-5 min poses. It completely threw me off and I just couldn't for the life of me get 'in the zone' of using the acrylics for clothed models! So I reverted back to the norm. Below is roughly 20 minutes worth of drawing out of like 2.5 hrs! This was 'un jour sans'.... a bad day!
I know it's a bad thing to have in the back of the mind, but unfortunately I'm thinking that I HAVE to get drawings out of these sessions because I'm paying for them - If I get nothing then it's a waste of money. But it kind of holds me back from just messing around and experimenting. I'll try my best next time to just let go. Those of you at college who get Life Drawing for free, enjoy it while it lasts! And while you're at it, try attending all the sessions available, even if they're not your own specific class! Gate Crash! Do as much as possible!
I haven't been able to start anything other than some early models for my 'Project_Gouken', so until I've got something MEATY to post, I'll leave you with just a little teaser :)
'Till the Next,
UPDATE: In response to James' question...
The blank page on the right is A4 :)
at 10:03 PM