Art Group

12th April – More Gesture Drawing

We will review what we have learnt about gesture drawing over the last few weeks. After this session we will continue with some quick sketches at the start of each session but then move on to a different topic.

Negative Drawing

1st March – Open Drawing and Negative Space

We are continuing with figure drawing this week, but we will look at a couple of additional exercises. Drawing the Negative Space We have previously looked at drawing objects by focusing on the space around them. This can be applied to figure drawing as well. Open Drawing Previously we have focused mainly on drawing figures …

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Head Drawings Space Art Group

Week Starting 22nd Feb – Drawing the Head and Face

We tend to pay a lot of attention to peoples faces. This can make it harder to draw a face which looks realistic as the viewer picks up on tiny details. Some ‘rule of thumb’ measurements With this approach, we draw general guidelines and use these as a starting point to work from. In practice, …

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figure drawing Space

Week Starting 15th Feb – Figure Drawing Part 3

We will continue drawing some timed figure poses from Painting.tube It may be useful to remember some of the exercises we have covered previously. You could apply some of these ideas to your timed figure drawing sketches. Quick Drawing Exercises: Drawing with a single line. Drawing without looking at the page. Warm-up Exercises for Drawings: …

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mannequin

Week Starting 25th January – Life Drawing Resources

This week we are going to look at a few resources available to help us start drawing human figures. 3D Mannequin Software There are numerous solutions software solutions available when it comes to poseable mannequins. They do vary in how fiddly they are to work with and with some being much easier than others. As …

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shading techniques

Week starting 18th January – Shading part 2

Optical Illusions – Tonal Contrast and the ‘Checker Shadow’ illusion. Last week we discussed whether we really needed to know any of the ‘rules’ of drawing, or whether we could achieve results by just ‘drawing what we see’. I would argue that the ‘rules’ of drawing are there to aid us, but we should not …

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