Another day life drawing in the Hipbone open studio.

life drawing: warmup
warmup
life drawing: 1.5 minute gestures
1.5 minute gestures
life drawing: 5 minute poses
5 minute poses
life drawing: 15 minute pose
15 minute pose
life drawing: 15 minute pose
15 minute pose
life drawing: 30 minute pose
30 minute pose
life drawing: 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

I’m still struggling with the best way to describe volume in forms. I need to do a lot of practice with seeing planes of the head and body.

life drawing: 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

The direction of my lines across the body for shading is most important to also indicate volume. On a simple cylinder I could keep all these lines uniform across the whole cylinder but when dealing with the body I have to figure out the best transitions of the lines to both describe volume, indicate shading and do it so the figure doesn’t look ‘hairy’.

Here are two wonderful examples of indicating volume with line and shading.

figure-study-volume skull-planes-study

Details

  • Session: 1118
  • Work: 944
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Hipbone Studio
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."