Life Drawing: my first (presentable) nude
As well as discovering the joy of printmaking, I’ve spent the last few weeks attending once-weekly life drawing evening classes at Chelsea College of Art in London. Because I’m a self-trained artist, I really notice the gaps that exist at the foundations of my artistic ability. This is more noticeable when I attempt to draw or paint scenes of people. Give me a sitter and I can paint their portrait no problem. But ask me to draw a figure out of thin air, and a rounded blobby Norm is the best you’ll get.
So this year I enrolled in a life drawing class to try and fill in the gaps of my basic training. And after 5 weeks in the attempt, I have finally drawn a nude which I don’t want to chuck straight in the bin.
It’s far from accomplished, and very clearly unfinished (our time was limited – this is the stage I got to after about 45 minutes in the attempt). But I am delighted that finally I have been able to draw something which at least resembles the human form.
Which just goes to show, practice makes (closer to) perfect.
Well done, sir! I am particularly impressed with your shading. That you accomplished this is only 45 minutes makes it all the more impressive. Keep practicing!
Thank you very much! Shame we didn’t get time to complete it – always rather frustrating, but on the other hand I quite like the unfinished element. Thanks again.
Make that, ” … this in only 45 minutes…”, etc.
Love it!! It’s amazing!!!! 🙂
Heehee thanks Milliewoo xxxx
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Your shading is impressive. She looks so life-like. Well done!
Well done! I quite like the unfinished touch.