Well, here goes, this is my first non-art-school related post on any of the forums. These are all fairly quick poses, 20 mins for the top two and 5 mins for the last one.
One difference I notice between real models and photographs is that real models inevitably move. Over the course of a pose I become painfully aware that my understanding of what I see and my confidence in what I've drawn is all reliant on the relationships that I can see in front of me and the little changes when the model moves completely through me off.
I think life drawing, in a way, prepares you for drawing from photographs. You study anatomy in life so that you can use photographs as starting points, filling in the rest with your understanding of the underlying structure, rather than needing to taking exacting photos of every pose.
Also, a photograph flattens everything for you. When you draw from live it is up to you to turn what you see into a flat drawing.
This is yesterday session.
> Tedesco: Thanks for the comments. The way i use stick charcoal makes it quite hard to do small details while keeping the same feel as the rest. Hand, head and feet are always frustrating to render since i draw mostly with the edge of the stick but that way of drawing is great for torso, arms and legs though proportions can easaly get wacky .
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Certainly some nice work continues here. Rist As someone alluded to, in a drawing from a live model, you are applying your skills of observation, but most importantly you are interpreting the forms. A photograph has done this for you. The challenge for me is to create as dimensional a world as possible on a one dimension surface. Live models helps you to see, and mentally feel the volumes of forms.
FlameDragon Starting your gesture line generally begins from the center of the figure, whichever direction the model is facing.
Check this out, an excellent explanation of how to draw from life or not, scroll down 3/4's of the thread: http://www.tsofa.com/viewtopic.php?t...ight=erik+gist
A 5 minute QS and some longer studies
Last edited by AztcFireFlower; November 6th, 2007 at 07:22 AM.
Aztc those are really good. I am starting to study from your studies in your SB.
Some drawings from tonight. I spent some time reading Kchen's tutorial thread. I haven't had a drawing teacher that taught us a scientific approach to light/shadow etc so I hope to learn it via books and by copying you guys