Drawing Hands and Feet

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:

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These above were modeled by Emi and the following are mine, starting with a difficult foreshortening:

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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:

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The last ones here are some of the firsts of this morning, still a bit insecure…

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I loved the workshop and also was very happy to hold a pencil again after my adventure with oil paint ๐Ÿ™‚

Birthday Flowers

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. Iโ€™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.

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Birthday Flowers

Beautiful Linde

This Sunday morning was our last live drawing session this summer, with one of our best models Linde. A few of the (10-15 min) sketches:

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The very firsts were 2 minutes, searching for a more steady hand:

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and then 5 minutes:

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If I can make it, we will draw Linde again next Tuesday in a private group. Am looking forward to it!

Male figure

It has been a while since Iโ€™ve been to our drawing sessions, but yesterday I was able to go. Mike was our model and itโ€™s always a bit of a challenge, because we mainly draw the female figure. Iโ€™m still looking for a more free drawing style, I guess itโ€™s just a matter of practice. Here are two of the sketches, with charcoal and chalk in about 10 min:

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Dana today

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:

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5 min, on much smaller paper

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two of the 2 min sketches at the end of the session, also on a small sheet just trying to capture the movement.

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Charcoal pencil, about 15 minutes – but I finished earlier; trying to avoid drawing too much, hoping to catch the pose only with the most necessary lines.

The next sketch the same, with pencil.

Still a lot of practice is needed, foreshortening, hands and feet, anatomy, and more. I’m looking forward to the next session after the Easter holidays.

Have a lovely Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

Male figure sketches

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There was more time to work on the first 3 sketches; the next were made in about 5 minutes:MikeMikeMike

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 ๐Ÿ™‚