Today was our first class for Life Drawing and instead of having a model for the lesson, it was just objects. I liked the lesson because our tutor, Vikki, kept reminding us to "get loose" when drawing. Having said that, I got contented way to quickly with my drawing because I had no experience to life drawing before and did not know the expectations. I started off using charcoal which was not such a smart move to begin with. I was not able to rub off and had to draw over it. Prior to completng my first piece, I realised I had no room for the skull :( I guess I did not make use of the space I had very well.
In my second attempt to draw from the same perspective and with a little bit of guidance from Joey, I managed to come up with the following drawing. I learnt from my first drawing not to start off with charcoal right away so I began with pencil before tracing it over with an 8B and charcoal afterwards. This is so much better compared to the first one because I was able to fit the things I see right before me onto this piece of paper.
Before we ended the lesson, we played the game consequences. We were given 3 minutes to draw and once the time is up, we went over to the drawing on our left to draw on theirs. These were the outcomes after the four rounds.
|This is my canvas and the bottom left hand corner was what I started off.|
|I drew the trees on this one|
|The extreme right drawing was what I did|
|I drew the benches at the bottom right|
In summary, I am glad that I finally got the exposure to life drawing and I hope to improve over time with constant practice :)