Sunday, 27 January 2013

Life Drawing Session: January 27.

Michael Whynot. Figure Study, 2013. Red chalk with white highlights.


Michael Whynot. Figure Study, 2013. Red chalk with white highlights.


I'm posting two drawings from this mornings life drawing session. Both were twenty minute poses and the model earned his pay, indeed, as the heat was not working well.

During the break, I was asked about my feelings concerning measuring when drawing. I've written a previous post on the subject, but the most often neglected and difficult measurement to gauge in drawing is depth, since perspective and foreshortening play such a major role in its calculation. Once again, this is a measurement that you must learn to take by eye. But the key to describing depth is learning to see the overlapping forms. Concentrate on which form is in front and which ones are behind. By emphasizing this overlapping of forms, the depth will become clear to your viewers. It is the illusion of depth that will give your drawings a sense of volume. Two dimensional seeing, leads to two dimensional drawing. Learn to see in three dimensions.