One Head, Three Drawings.

13 Jan

Three drawings.

I often do technical exercises for practice and during one life drawing session I tried out three techniques during the same pose. The drawing on the left was done in Faber Castell Pitt brushpen using my left hand [I’m righthanded]; the middle one in FCP pen size Small using my normal hand and the drawing on the right was done with compressed charcoal, again with my normal hand. I naturally favour the central one because I prefer to draw in pen, but the charcoal drawing is very lively and I think it’s more expressive. The one done with my left hand is probably the most analytical, even though it’s the least satisfactory to me.

2 Responses to “One Head, Three Drawings.”

  1. Alli Farkas January 13, 2012 at 21:54 #

    I really really like the left-hand drawing. I think it makes you “break your script” so to speak, and do something which is not an automatically practiced technique. It reminds me of the blind contour drawings I did in class, which I also really liked although they did not always bear any initially obvious resemblance to the subject. The important thing was that each line was very honestly expressive. Not expressive in the sense of being active or dynamic, but more in the sense of a genuine movement reflecting the spirit of the subject. Maybe because if you draw with your left hand your right brain is more activated?

    • Rosie Scribblah January 13, 2012 at 22:57 #

      I think that’s it – you connect with the other side of your brain which is more analytical.

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