Life Drawing with Channel 4. Willow Charcoal, Vivien
Today I managed to catch the Life Drawing Class on Channel 4 - really interesting and hope they continue with the idea.
These aren't the best drawings! very quick and unfinished as they were relatively short poses so it was essential to work fast.
I like to work in tone and line, letting the background darkness define some of the edges and using the lost edges to unite figure and background.
The model was a dancer - a little androgynous, muscular and compact, interesting to draw.
The second pose was identical but seen from the back - even more unfinished!
- I need to practise more I think :>) I hadn't done life drawing in a long long time and never from TV.
There is a good site called ???Poser with male and female digital figures showing muscle structures from all sorts of viewpoints for those interested - ideal for those doing fantasy art. It's a Japanese site with quick and long poses.
Annie has kindly reminded me that it is Posemaniacs - thanks Annie :>)
Katherines sketches of this pose
Katherine's work from the last programme