I just wasn’t happy with the drawings I produced for this exercise first time around and I’ve been finding it hard to move on to Part 5 because of a nagging feeling that I could and should have done better. This feeling was intensified following my tutor’s report.
These drawings develop the additional drawings I recently did for the Quick Sketches exercise. The models, Chloe and Abi, are from Croquis Cafe. I spent approx 40 minutes on each picture. My aim was to experiment with different media and also to try to stop before overworking the image and drawing all the life out it.
Poppy was drawn at an ink drawing and painting workshop in November in Eastbourne with Elda Abramson.
I’m finding the sitting posture hardest of all… and now understand why it forms part of Assignment 4.
Finally ‘sitting’ drawing – Poppy drawn at an ink drawing workshop in Eastbourne with Elda Abraham in November. Elda got us to draw the model without looking at the paper. This loosened us all up and shows in this drawing with inks. (When does a drawing become a painting?)
Overall I am reasonably happy that these drawings are an in improvement on my original attempts for this exercise. Ditching the rubber and correcting with the pen or pencil as I go is definitely improving my drawings and giving them a little more vitality although there is still a slightly wooden feel. I still have to watch out for overworking and being too precious about precise lines… Abi lying is edging that way.
Overall the proportions are reasonable. Chloe was a very ‘leggy’ model and I may have exaggerated this feature but I find that I don’t mind as it doesn’t seem to spoil the drawings in the way drawing the legs too short would.