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In our Live drawing sessions it’s always the extremities that don’t get enough attention, so today I followed a workshop Drawing Hands and Feet. We started with drawing our own hands and in the afternoon we had a model for them and the feet:
These above were modeled by Emi and the following are mine, starting with a difficult foreshortening:
Here we held a cup first, then took the cup away to draw the pose – I left a little impression of the cup in the drawing:
The last ones here are some of the firsts of this morning, still a bit insecure…
I loved the workshop and also was very happy to hold a pencil again after my adventure with oil paint 🙂
Last week I came home and found a beautiful bouquet of flowers on my doorstep from a very dear friend. This inspired me to make a still life, to practice with oil colors. I’m pretty happy with the result for now as a start, but I hope to learn to make the brush strokes more loosely, in the direction of impressionism or the French Modernists.
It has been a while since I’ve been to our drawing sessions, but yesterday I was able to go. Mike was our model and it’s always a bit of a challenge, because we mainly draw the female figure. I’m still looking for a more free drawing style, I guess it’s just a matter of practice. Here are two of the sketches, with charcoal and chalk in about 10 min:
The first time this year that you can feel spring. The sun is out and the air is a little bit warm even.We had a nice drawing session this morning with Dana. Like always starting and ending with 2 min poses and with 5 to 10 to 20 minutes in between. I still feel a bit stuck, want to add more to a sketch like a better background, more color. Oh well, these are the ones from today:
5 min each
10 min each
about 15 min
15 to 20 min
5 min, on much smaller paper
two of the 2 min sketches at the end of the session, also on a small sheet just trying to capture the movement.
There was more time to work on the first 3 sketches; the next were made in about 5 minutes:
Still there’s no zoom option like there was before; then you could click on the image to single it out and there was a magnifying glass to see more details – if there is anyone who could give me a tip about restoring this, I’d really appreciate that 🙂