So we had Fencing instructor in last session for life drawing. This was a brilliant class. The model himself had done life drawing classes and as a result we got some excellent posing.
I started off as usual with some graphite drawings. I think these the most successful of the session, the speed of the graphite allowed for some translation of the poses' speed.
(as a bonus, the instructor himself felt I caught the poses right)
When drawing using the graphite, I blocked out the torso and then worked in the lines.
|happy with the near knee here|
|The model liked this pose|
|Probably my favorite of the graphite drawings|
I then returned to the technique I used the previous session. Don't think it worked as well this time, the samurai costume suited it better I think. Still, some of it worked... think I got bogged down with drawing too much.
|Here the elements on the right work better, the arm and leg. However I then worked in too much on the torso.|
|The leg works well here. (had to go in and erase some stuff in the torso)|
|Instead of blocking out this time, tried just using the edge|
|Again the elements on the right are closer to what i wanted.|