Fitting It In

16 Jun


Glynn Vivian 1

Husb and I were at the preview of the new drawing exhibition, “Hand Drawn Action Packed” at Swansea’s most excellent Glynn Vivian art gallery the other evening. I scribbled of course, which was fitting, given that it’s a drawing exhibition.  I find it difficult to cram an entire subject onto the page – I was always criticised when I was in art college for this. I used to point out that Egon Schiele and Käthe Kollwitz often did the same – and if it’s okay for them ……. Anyway, I solved it by putting the bottom of her legs onto a different part of the page.

6 Responses to “Fitting It In”

  1. Genie Geer June 19, 2019 at 18:33 #

    I like it! And I find that many artists/teachers these days encourage us to have at least one element go off the page. Your sketch showcases those interesting legs and feet!

    • Rosie Scribblah June 20, 2019 at 09:28 #

      Thanks, and I did get the feet on the page, just not joined to the body lol 😀

  2. Susie Liddle June 17, 2019 at 07:28 #

    I find exactly the same Rosie. So I recently tried working from the feet up and she ended up without a head…it doesn’t seem to matter what size sketchbook or paper I am using it still often happens anyway. Only way is if I carefully measure out the figure proportions on the paper beforehand but I do love a quick sketch

    • Rosie Scribblah June 20, 2019 at 09:27 #

      The ones with bits missing are often the more vibrant drawings anyway, I find 😀

  3. pattimcjones June 16, 2019 at 23:13 #

    Brilliant Rose, I approve ( I often do that in lifedrawing)!

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