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On Aug. 13rd I went to a life drawing lesson in the Broomhall center, Sheffield.

It’s a male model for this Sunday. Before we started I saw he was preparing for the pose on lectern where I can see on my right that he was stretching his body. I actually thought he is doing yoga.

So for this exercise, I was excited to start with dynamic from this model.

One – 1-minute drawing

Fig.1 Conte stick

The right arm of the model is not bent down on the floor. It should support the body.

Five – 2-minutes drawing

Fig.2 Uni-ball eye pen
Fig.3 Uni-ball eye pen

The legs of the model are running out of the paper. Then the lines of the shapes are not depicted well.

Fig.4 Conte stick

The right forearm of the model is really needed to refine. At the moment it seems lots of bigger than it should be.

Fig.5 Conte stick

I think I did capture the character of the model who is slim but I need more improve the accuracy of the curves.

Fig.6  Conte stick

I think I got the dynamic but I need to refine the lines.

Two – 5 minutes drawing

Fig.7 Conte stick

The buttock of the model has been corrected several times so the overlapped lines make this area look messy also it is in the lighter half tone area.

Fig.8 Conte stick

Two – 10 minutes drawing

Fig.9 Conte stick

The center of gravity of the model needs to be refined. At the moment he is a little bit falling to the right.

Fig. 10
Fig.10 Conte stick

I drew him much fatter than he is.

One – 25 minutes drawing

Fig.11 Charcoal

The left-hand which is covering his right should, does it look bigger than I should be?

One – 30 minutes drawing

Fig.12 Charcoal

The underneath foot looks wrong I could draw it better. The top half of torso should be blended into the background.


This is a male model. Through the whole process, I was thinking his muscles are strong and 3D feeling. I probably used too many curves, I should try some linear next time for men.

The last stage, for experiment with creating abstract marks that depict movement.

Through the abstract drawing, I was thinking the genres of drawing and painting like Expressionism Fauvism or Cubism. It maybe Picasso’s brushwork is particularly inspired for me. So I used oil pastels for 5 minutes each piece then I got these works.

I don’t know what I have drawn and why I drew like this and with these colours.

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