Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
I have been away on a holiday to see the "English countryside" since last Wednesday, so this was really a rather bad week to do the 'crowd' challenge. I really wanted to make something more illustration-like of large groups of people, but I only had time to do a few drawings in Leicester on Saturday.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Actually, the top row of heads were sitting in the balcony. I drew only some of the people in the back rows then added a few of the people from upstairs. I think the fact that they are all facing inwards makes it look more crowded. (In reality, it's more spacious.)
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
The drawing is done in gouache which I haven't much experience with. I like the opacity of gouache, but I need to learn to use it better. I keep trying to use it like watercolour.
I am not terribly happy with the drawing, but I am running out of time, so this will have to go up as it is.
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Another great project - thanks! I had forgotten how alien drawing like this feels and there were some elements of the photograph that I was unable to decipher upside-down. This was one day at our annual Mediterranean Jazz Summer School in Chomerac, S. France. Hubby is in the foreground with one of the tutors behind him (the singer, Liane Carroll) on her way to the pool - happy days.
Monday, 5 April 2010
I admit I had a particular idea with this exercise. As I said in the mail, the exercise is from "Drawing with the right sight of the brain". The idea is that when you turn your motive upside down, you think less of what the motive is and focus more on drawing what you see. When I made this exercise last year, I found that all my drawings became crooked, like this and this. I was kind of curious to see if you would do something similar or if you would find that you draw in another way than usual.
It turned out for me that I don't make the figures so crooked anymore. Guess it is the hard classes at Ruskins that are paying off.
I made another one where I also drew in continuous line.