Part 4 :Project 3, Exercise 4 Energy

I was unsure how to approach this exercise so I started taking a series of photo stills of my daughter jumping off the bed. After drawing some sweeping colours on my support I then used a charcoal stick to sketch the images – it resulted in a dynamic picture although the forms are rather naive. The second drawing is on a gesso support with oil pastel to outline the pose. I experimented with curved lines in the background to add a sense of movement.


Neither of these really worked for me, so this time I used ink with a brush and a dip pen. I started with the brush, placing the head position and then using broad sweeping strokes to place the direction of movement. I then used the dip pen to describe the model’s shape. I feel much happier with these final images and could feel myself loosening up with my mark making as I worked.


2 thoughts on “Part 4 :Project 3, Exercise 4 Energy

  1. suemaryoakley February 19, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Really enjoyed all these drawings. They’re so fluent and lively! And I love the mix of lines and wash – delicate but solid… Really good!


  2. susan514652 February 21, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I think that the bottom three are lovely. Especially the bottom right.


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