Ive have not been on a life drawing class for about 2 months due to work and family commitments. although i usually do a few hours a week from online material just to keep up the practice. But yes doing a life class and working from photo reference is two different types of practice.
Ive been doing alot of personal study of late..looking at a broader range of styles including stylised cartoon and caricature im trying to educate myself and move away from the purely representation type of art. I work in the entertainment industry working within an art department for films and for my professional work to progress i need to experiment and find my own way.
Although Life drawing is still very important to me. So i want to make sure i get back to doing a couple of classes a month. So this is a result from the past week.. Still very much on that lovely plateau. As always some good parts and some dodgy parts of the drawing. I have a habit of loosing concentration on some parts of the drawing. But its not a bad effort for 35 minutes. I did take it home to soften some of my mid tones.
I think that some of the technique i use is quite interesting. Im inspired by the some of the mark making of J.C layendecker. I always loved his thick directional cross hatching. But i think the technique can hide bad drawing underneath so i need to make sure my blockings are more accurate.
As always.. Thankyou for looking.