Category Archives: Life Model

Another Model

My art teacher invited another model to come to our class today, this time the challenge was to draw a figure clothed.

We started off with 3 sketches of only 10 minutes for each pose then, we did one pose broken down into 2 half hour slots with a 20 minute break in between.

I found it more challenging this week than the previous week as the clothes made the body bulkier and I needed to concentrate on the folds of the clothes more to give the figure more form and a more lifelike appearance.  I did really enjoy the lesson and feel more confident about sketching people in general.

I opted for charcoal again as it allows me to work bigger and faster.  I have posted the finished drawing under the Charcoal Drawings tab.


Life Model

My art teacher invited a life model today for us to have a go at drawing.  None of us have ever attempted to draw a figure so we were all in for a challenge.  We were advised to draw much bigger than we would normally.

I decided to use an A2 sketch pad and opted to use a charcoal pencil in order to force me to draw bigger and not get bogged down with too much detail either.  I really enjoyed the lesson and the time flew by.  You can find my drawings under the Charcoal Drawings tab.

Next week we will have another model to draw although, this time to add more of a challenge they will remain clothed.