Tag Archives: perspective

Up Above Looking Down.

2 Feb

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Just another daily drawing of Husb, at his computer. I stood on a stool and looked down on him. Interesting perspective and foreshortening. I drew into my A5 Tate Gallery sketchbook with a graphite stick, very quickly, certainly less than 10 minutes. And now off to the pub quiz.

The Hard Hand

27 Mar

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Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. I chose to punish myself this evening with a foreshortened hand. It was hard. After the tea break (with a Victoria Sandwich) we had a one-hour pose and I spent the whole time working on this hand and knee.

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More Male Nudes [parental guidance].

29 Apr

Ink sketch: male nude.

Here’s another of my most recent life drawings, working with our soldier model. I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow and I’ll begin working this up as a mixed media drawing. When I was doing it I was concentrating very hard on the hand and it’s a little bit larger than it appeared in real life, despite the foreshortening. It reminded me of something in Martin Gayford’s recent book of conversations with David Hockney, who spoke of how, when we look closely at something, it becomes bigger; it assumes greater importance. This makes traditional Renaissance geometric perspective a construct, it isn’t really what’s happening [according to Hockney] and it often does not feature in non-European art.

Draw Draw Draw: Feet to the Fore

30 Aug

Ink drawing: My husband's feet.

 

Call me old-fashioned but I draw almost every day and I make no apologies for that. I believe that drawing underpins visual art and that all artists should draw regularly to constantly improve what we do. Sometimes at the end of a long day I don’t really feel like sketching and it’s more out of duty than anything else and this is when feet come in really handy [see what I did there] as they’re never far away and they stay put, so I have quite a few drawings of my feet …… and my husband’s. It’s good practice because they’re not easy to draw so you get some anatomy and perspective practice as well. These ink drawings are in my sketchbook and they’re drawn using the continuous line technique with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens.

 

Ink drawing: my feet.

 

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