I have resumed life class, this time as a Gasthörerin at Bonn Uni’s Studio für Kunsterziehung, which exists primarily to give the students the chance to relax / extend their skills through drawing. There is a 50/50 mix of students and older, non-uni people, like me, who welcome the chance to draw for extended periods. The class is divided into two sessions – basic and experimental – with a total of three hours of drawing time. It is hard work, especially if standing for this time. Each pose was around 20-25 minutes in length, unless otherwise stated. I still need to focus on hands and feet…
Larger format (between A3 and A2) / pencil (digitally enhanced for clarity of reproduction):
A3 / Red Conte pencil:
A3/ fine liner – “almost continuous” drawing.
A3/ dark sepia and red conte pencils held together (right) and pencil (left) – head needs to be bigger:
A3 / pencil drawing:
A3 / pencil with charcoal tone:
A3/ 1 minute drawings in pencil (2 pages):
A3/ 1 minute drawing (left) and 10-15 minute pose (right):
I was pleased that, after a break from life drawing, what I had learned about proportions has filtered through and become less conscious and more automatic. Over the next few weeks, I will try to focus on hands, feet and more accurate depiction of muscle tone.