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Update: November 2015

If you follow this blog, you will have noticed an absence of posts during the past year or so. For a number of reasons, I decided to leave the OCA in 2014. However, I… Continue reading

Exercise 52: Stance

Look for the centre of gravity in a standing figure. Mark the central axis in your sketches. Change poses every 2-5 minutes.  Fairly self-explanatory sketches, these. All were standing poses, all took in… Continue reading

Check and log: Form

Were you able to maintain a focus on proportion at the same time as creating a sense of weight and three-dimensional form? I focused, albeit not always successfully! Overall, I think the proportions… Continue reading

Exercise 51: Essential elements

Draw a sequence of 6 different poses, lasting ten minutes each. Look at darks and lights, shapes, weight, proportions, and foreshortening. Draw the whole figure, and don’t fiddle with detail. I enjoyed the… Continue reading

Exercise 50: Essential shapes

This exercise asked for a variety of seated poses at slight angles, noting any twists or bends, lines of movement, or foreshortening. As a preface to each drawing, I made a quick sketch… Continue reading

Check and log: Proportions

Have you managed to make a complete statement in this time? What were your main problems? Yes, in terms of overall shape. The figures are all readable as such. The main problem was… Continue reading

Protected: Exercise 49: The longer pose

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Exercise 48: Quick poses

This exercise began with a series of 2 minute sketches (see above and below). Although I’ve had some experience of life drawing, I found these sketches felt stilted, possibly because I was working… Continue reading

Assignment 3: Tutor report

Here is the tutor report for Assignment 3.  My responses are typed in blue italics.  ____________________________   Overall Comments Thank you for your submission for Drawing 1, Assignment 3. It is clear that… Continue reading