Life Drawing – Session 6 – Plateauing badly

Dave, a fellow member of the CLMC enquired whether I had a good week – “Great!”, I replied.  He then inquired if I had done any drawing, like responding to a priest who had inquired after my bible studies  I ashamedly responded “erm… No.”.

For some reason I my eye was not there.  The technique was not improving but instead I was standing still.

That kind of really set the tone of the session because as the outcomes clearly illustrate I have reached a plateau – but not only that I struggled with the session.  For some reason I my eye was not there.  The technique was not improving but instead I was standing still.

I am keeping this post short because a lot of what I will be saying has already been said.   The outcomes are simple:

  • Draw more
  • Draw anything
  • Focus on tone and shading

Fetal pose, 5 Mins 2B pencil

I enjoyed this pose because of the sculptural element – but I wasted the anatomical elements of it.  It was a bad day!

15 Minutes - 2B Pencil
15 Minutes – 2B Pencil

Awful, choppy drawing (above).  Line is far too heavy.  Scratched to hell.

2B Pencil - 15 Minute Pose
2B Pencil – 15 Minute Pose

This example is a little better – but this is a drawing I rescued.  It was a fight from start to finish.  Such a great pose as well – wasted!

Colour pencil - 2 minute poses

Quite like the dynamism of this colour pencil exercise I like to do with these quick poses.  But – proportions are all over the place.  Just could not hit it today!

November 20, 2016

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