Why Life Drawing?

22 Jul


I’m often asked why I do life drawing. Partly it’s because the portrayal of the human form in European art dates back around 40,000 years to cave paintings; partly because I love to study anatomy, it’s complex and I love it; and partly because I was trained in the discipline of regular drawing exercise, which underpins all my art. Even when I veer off into abstract mark making, the practice of many years of life drawing feeds in to what I do.

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I drew this with a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 using a free Markers app, saving regularly to show the different stages of the drawing.

3 Responses to “Why Life Drawing?”

  1. Marcus Ampe July 24, 2015 at 11:58 #

    This reminds me of our classes for artistic training, struggling to get the hands right (one of the most difficult things in drawing. Lovely to see the development of the drawing coming to the final product.

  2. terence scales July 23, 2015 at 18:17 #

    Hi The head is too small…but we all do the same….beautiful drawing otherwise.CheersTerryI am keeping a folder of the the drawings I like.I have done a painting festival event here at Magne…which was hard work…..like life drawing practice makes for better outcomes….and I haven’t picked up a paint brush in twelve months.French art has  lot of non intellectual art…artists as artisans.Terry 

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