Part 4: Project 2 , Exercise 1 Quick Studies

Before drawing my model I warmed up with some 5 minute sketches from on-line life models exercise from ‘New Masters Academy’. I started by positioning the head and then drew in the angles of the spine, shoulder girdle and hips, followed by the line/angles of the legs and arms. Then I drew a line to describe the body outline, which is all I could manage in 5 minutes. These drawings seemed to go quite well, but drawing my model from real life seemed far more tricky.

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The first 10 minute sketch was drawn in pen. I think the head is a little too big and the angle of the leg looks odd.

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The second sketch is in crayon and the legs look too small for the body.

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The third sketch is in charcoal and has better proportions.

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I think the drawing of lines to help me work out the angles and curve of the spine is helping me but I need to research methods of getting the proportions correct, which I think is harder to do on a seated model.

 

 

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