Last Saturday was monthly life drawing day at the art gallery. I tried some tinted charcoal for the first time - very different consistency, very different drawing experience. I like some of the smudgey effects but need to work with it more to bring out contrasts better. Different materials change the way you draw which can be quite interesting.
All in all, not a terribly good day though. Wasn't pleased with anything I did, particularly the painting which is a disappointment. Hoping for a better session in November.
Just started going to a new life drawing session on a Tuesday evening, as well as the monthly workshops at the Art Gallery. I feel lucky to have been able to join the Tuesday evening session as it's a group of experienced artists from whom I'm hoping to learn lots. It's good to be back to weekly life drawing as I realised recently that my drawing skills have gone down hill somewhat since the Hamble class folded and I've been concentrating on painting. It was my second week at the Tuesday group and a better week drawing-wise. My drawings from the first session last week were shocking. It's amazing how quickly you get out of practice
week, I had the pleasure of spending the whole of Monday and Tuesday at
the art gallery life drawing and painting. Two figure studies in oils
in two day - what luxury! Drawings on day two were ropey so shan't post
those but the afternoon painting wasn't too bad. I'm improving I think.
Just got to keep practising.
As I said in a previous post, no headspace or energy for etching at the moment so I've mothballed PB temporarily. This image is probably about three quarters done but will go into suspended animation for the foreseeable. PB will be back though... he has many stories left to tell. It's a bit of a relief to have made the decision actually. I realise I put a lot of pressure on myself when it comes to etching and the images I make. Painting is a lot more relaxing.