Assignment 4 – Figure study using line

For this assignment, I am going to draw 2 figures and 1 portrait.

1. Figure study using line (A1) – Seated model in an upright chair.

I have been to the Millennium Gallary for a life drawing class for this line drawing.

This is my first time I went to a life drawing lesson here. The tutor was very helpful and correct me before I started. I attempted to use an easel to put a large board and paper on.  However, the easel was at 90-degree angle to my view of the model. So the first attempt I forgot about it after drawing a couple of lines on an A1 paper. Then the tutor tried to adjust the easel for me meanwhile I was using my small sketchbooks.

4 minutes drawing by conte stick by A4 sketchbook.

5 minutes drawing by blue uni-ball pen on A4 sketchbook.

4 minutes drawing by uni-ball pen on A4 sketchbook.

This one really fails on the drawing of the head.

8 minutes drawing by uni-ball pen on A4 sketchbook.

The back is pressing on the chair is not with correct lines. The chin is not right.

4 minutes drawing by conte stick on A2 pink paper.

5 minutes drawing by conte stick on A3 sketchbook.

8 minutes drawing by charcoal pencil on A3 sketchbook.

8 minutes drawing by charcoal pencil on A3 sketchbook.

15 minutes drawing by charcoal on A1 grey paper.

In this lesson, the longest drawing is 15 minutes. In the brief, it says to allow two hours for each drawing. Then when I got home, I have used the website of Croquis Cafe to finish my last line attempt.

I have made a collage with colourful papers then used charcoal to draw on it. But for the receipt area, I can’t make clear marks with charcoal. At last, I used the marker pen to connect through the white receipt area.

I think the scrubbing lines match with the collage. I need to improve the lines’ accuracy. At the moment, I am happy with the face, neck, and the arms. ( Perhaps the arms are a little bit shorter than they should be.) The top torso is not perfect but I think it is all right. Just the tummy, bottom, and legs are the areas I really need to improve. The problem was should I add the dividing line to compare the light and dark areas, also to give them 3D feeling? I think I need to draw lines to let the cylinders swell out for 3D feeling but there are the lines on the calf that do not look natural. This drawing cost me more than 2hours but I can’t change anything now. Perhaps the arms are a little bit shorter than they should be.  So further attempt will do for me.

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