This week, I started back at life drawing classes (having previously done just two very short courses) Felt a bit rusty, but am curious to see how it will feed into my OCA work, and vice versa. Before I went, I warmed up at home with a quick negative space figure drawing (from a photograph), prompted by one of the OCA’s own videos (which can be seen here https://vimeo.com/11075821#).
I tried another one once I’d got to the class, but think it suffered a bit from “starting a new course” anxiety!
And here are the rest of the drawings from that evening…
Had to abandon the above drawing before I had a chance to ‘ground’ the feet, as the pose ended. I do struggle to work quickly.
This one was my favourite of the evening. I really liked the pose, and feel that it has some weight to it. Part of what achieved that, I think, was the way her hair fell forward.
Nineteen more weeks to go – that’s more than double what I’ve done so far… should be interesting!