Monday, September 24, 2012

Fencing Life Drawing

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.

1 comment:

Rob Byrne said...

Looks quality man.