Monday, 26 November 2012

Life Drawing Session November 25

Michael Whynot, 2012. Figure study. Red chalk, white highlights.
Michael Whynot, 2012. Figure study. Red chalk, white highlights.

Michael Whynot, 2012. Leg study. Red chalk.
Michael Whynot, 2012. Leg study. Red chalk.

Michael Whynot, 2012. Leg study. Red chalk.



Thought I would post a couple of 10 minute figure studies done at yesterdays life drawing session. Also  three leg studies done earlier this month.

Focusing on individual body parts is a great way to learn their form (specially when just starting out), without the added pressure of getting the proportion right for the entire body. The problems remain the same, but on a smaller scale. Try to focus on one problem at a time: gesture, proportion, tone, line weight, how one form fits into another. Don't get overwhelmed. You can put all the pieces together once you have conquered them individually.