Today was my return to life drawing after two weeks of being sick. I didn’t know what to expect, and I was wondering if I would be “rusty” after two weeks away.
It has been a while since I have done a warmup page. I should get back into the habit of these as I need the practice in dexterity.
As always, my gestures kinda suck. I still haven’t figured out the right balance of detail and motion for these 1.5 minute poses.
After this page I was nervous. I was struggling wit these 5 minute drawings. The first one I barely got anything done, and I was wondering if even two weeks away from drawing from life had dulled my abilities.
This drawing turned out well. I was motivated by a woman near me that was a much better draftsman than I. I always find it motivating to see someone in the studio doing amazing work it makes me want to more that much harder.
Not so good on this drawing, it was taking me much too long to figure out the correct proportions of her torso.
I was happy with this drawing, I wanted to focus on the face and hands and keep everything else really loose. This could warrant a long term drawing.
I’m finding it hard to determine the minute details of the face when I’m sitting 20 feet away from the model. This may be a good thing because I need to keep working on simple shapes. But when I want to get a detailed face a lot of the shadowed areas tend to blur together. I wonder if I need glasses, or binoculars.
Return To Life Drawing After Two Weeks Post Inspiration
Here is a nice video of David Kassan drawing, and you can see him using binoculars.