As the title of this post suggests, we had another life drawing session during tutorial. Unlike the previous tutorial class to get us warmed up with life drawing and poses, we focused on getting the proportions right, as well as pay close attention to the details of the feet – how it arches, where the big and small toes lie et cetera this class. The following are pictures of the assignment we did in class:
The assignment Professor Kelly gave us to do at home was to examine and draw five different poses/perspectives of our feet and hands respectively. The following are pictures of the assignment:
I must say, life drawing has been interesting thus far. It’s amazing how the features of a model can be brought to life with lines, strokes, proportions, and gradients. Have a good day!
The following are pictures of the assignment we did in class – life drawing of a nude model:
The assignment we are to do at home was to draw 20 poses, similar to the drawings we did above. The pictures of the assignment are as followed:
We had a mini ‘field trip’ out of class to do some perspective drawing with trees as our focus. A couple of us went up to the roof terrace of the ADM building, though Professor Kelly told us not to wander too far…
While the first half of the lesson was to draw boxes in one- and two-point perspectives, the second half was to draw a still-life. Similar to the previous week, we were told to take note of the negative and positive space. But this time, in greater depth, filling in the details of the still-life objects.
The tools used for the above ‘self-portrait in still life’ drawing were a pair of 12oz boxing gloves, a DSLR camera, five books – of which, three are poetry books by Lang Leav, and one side of a pair of pumps. Drawing this self-portrait in still life was pretty intimidating initially, as the details of the angles and the objects themselves were a little tricky to fill.
If you’re ever keen on reading, I would highly recommend Relativity by Antonia Hayes (an Australian writer), and Love & Misadventures by Lang Leav (an American poet). To leave you with a favourite quote from Relativity of mine: “We were like a supernova. Burned brightly and collapsed, but for a brief moment, we did outshine the rest of the Galaxy.”