I felt the need to go away and do alot more drawing.
I did a month or 2 at the watts online atelier. It helped me develop my pencil caligraphy and quick indication drawing. I must have filled about 70 A2 sheets full of timed heads and figure drawings.
The watts method is based on the older 'Riley' method helping you navigate through the figure more quickly mapping shadow edges with hard and soft lines. The technique improves your consistancy in your drawing and its an enjoyable way of drawing. I especially like it for shorter pose work. Although i still need way more practice. I ''try'' to fill a sheet every morning before work.
Here is a couple of sheets of 2-3 mins poses. As you can see i rarely have hit the legs as i run out of time. I will post some more soon.
i thought id post them together. About 6 inches in size.
I drew them on the train. and finished at home. I try to get as much figure practice in as i can.. mixing the mediums and sizes of the drawings. Ill post some black and white chalk drawings soon.
Im very proud to be included in a new art book Art Journey: Portraits and Figures. I see some familiar names in the book and i'm honored to be included along with them. Congrats to all the artists involved!
more life drawings. The last 2 drawings are my attempts at a more complete figure drawing. And as you can see they look incomplete. I find it hard to get final images that have accurate drawing and values.. strong structure and design within a relatively short time limit. So these drawings are a good representation of my decision making within the time limit. Its something to keep working on but its exciting to see little bits of progress.
underpainting pretty much done. likeness about 90%. Any other drawing problems can be fixed with theadditional layers of color. There is still some glare in the photo although we didnt have enough polarising gel to cover the softboxes when taking the photo. This will be fixed when posting the final painting.
wip underpainting of a current portrait
30x24 inches. Lots of drawing problems..especially the hand.but a good start. About 80% likness
Think i will spend another session on the underpainting before moving onto the color pass