Project 2 Proportion
Exercise 1 Quick studies with model in a comfortable position.
During this drawing I found that I was using my fingers more than the charcoal – to correct and or soften lines – I would like to focus on taking longer before putting down a line. I also learned that the model’s face draw me – I should have used the opportunity to focus on a portrait.
These drawings were done with the figurative group I joined – 1 x p month here in Dubai.
All my drawings are done on bigger size paper.
Longer study with male model in different positions for 10 minutes
I tried to find the contours of the body and the pose with charcoal and then used ink to put some lines and give form, I used an eraser to capture the light as it was moving quickly over the model’s body. Again I find I run out of space – proportions should be measured more accurately – I tend to rush in to put lines down. I worked on one big paper, and did 2 short studies.
Short studies of model in class
I did not want to be precious about the drawing, I was experimenting with ink – the ink bottle fell and made a big mess in my studio! I decided to add collage – everything changes and decays in the end.
Exercise 2 A 1 hour study – seated position
The session was around 40 minutes – I enjoyed the drawing. The light was soft and the model was almost in a dreamy world of her own. I think this could have made a lovely study for a follow up completed painting.
I added a few ink lines – worked more on the face and hands, the drawings of live model is on A2 size paper
This model was just ideal for a portrait study – I finished the painting at home.