Monday, July 26, 2010

Life Drawing

A big thank you to all who gave me advice on my last painting.  I rather like it now - just need to take a decent photo.

For something completely different, during the school holidays, which coincided with the FIFA World Cup, we had our annual Winter Life Drawing.  Although there are other venues that arrange life drawing, they always seem to be on the 'wrong' day or on the other side of the mountain.  So I commit myself to going to these Winter ones every year.

Here are a few of the sketches I did.  I struggled a bit - just couldn't seem to get into my stride, so I guess I need to practice, practice, practice!

Khadija was superb.  I used some watercolour on this and quite liked the effect.











Alan has the most amazing physique which was a struggle to draw at first.  So different to the soft curves of the female form.








Alan again, this time using far more watercolour.  Not quite what I wanted.










And Khadija in a longer pose.


Lizzie who had some amazing tattoos!



25 comments:

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz...these are wonderful...such wonderful poses and the shaping is fabulous! Whatever you are doing...keep it up!!

Gary Keimig said...

great gesture work. I too like the watercolor addition. Just the right amount used.

martinealison said...

J'aime beaucoup Alan à l'aquarelle...
Amitiés.

Anthony Duce said...

They are all very good, and more than that, they must have been fun to do especially the experimenting with watercolors.

padmaja said...

Liz, wonderful job on the body contours and shapes! The poses seem to reflect the attitude of the models and with simple value scales, you have done a fabulous job on them.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I like those all

marty said...

je sais à quel point il est difficile de faire des nus et je
suis très impressionnée par ton
travail ! just gorgeous Liz !
bisous

AutumnLeaves said...

Liz, I think each of these is truly exquisite. You did amazing work here!

Marian Fortunati said...

Oh Liz, these are great! My favorites are the first and the last!!

I MUST do more drawing practice... such an important thing to do!

laura said...

Beautiful work, Liz. I admire how you've used different styles of capturing and expressing the poses!

Melanie Rawlings said...

I had models this week too. Mine had clothes on..haha. These are lovey.

Harry Kent said...

great! i particularly like the last one, Liz, where the form is defined by the dark tonal area around it

DEB said...

These are all wonderful studies. And I can tell you've practiced a lot already!

Cathy Gatland said...

What a lovely way to spend winter days - I love the top one especially with the subtle colour, but all are so good Liz - makes me think I must get myself to a life drawing session again. How big are these?

Ralph said...

They look marvellous to me. Great captures and so much feeling.

Art with Liz said...

Dear Saundra, thank you so much.


Thank you Gary, the watercolour was a 'try-out' just to see what would happen.

Art with Liz said...

Merci Martine. Alan was a superb model - very new to modelling as well!


I always think of you when I do life drawing Tony - you do so much of it! Thank you for your kind words.

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Padmaja, and thank you. There were a number of different poses and sometimes I liked the quick 5 and 10 minute ones better than the longer thought out ones!


Thank you so much Laura.

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Marty, I think I find them all difficult, nude or not! But it's great practice. Thank you so much.


Hi Sherry, thank you. I really enjoy these Winter life drawing sessions - it's such great practice.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Marian. Drawing is really great and I agree, the more one does, the better. But then again, every time we do a painting, drawing is involved even if it's not with a pencil!


Thank you so much Laura - I only wish I could get the watercolours to look more like yours!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Melanie, clothed or nude, people are great to draw, aren't they!


Gosh Harry thank you! I really appreciate that coming from an artist of your stature.

Art with Liz said...

Hello Deb - thank you, but the drawing practice with actual charcoal is only once a year. You are so kind.


Thank you Cathy. It's quite a job to make sure the model stays warm - heaters blazing, rugs and blankets all around, and it seems to work. These are all done on an A3 sketch pad.

Art with Liz said...

Hello Ralph from Scotland and thank you so much. Have looked at your work and love those sketches.

Liz said...

wonderfull works,Liz.I like them!
my name is so Liz and i like painting. I invite you at my web: www.lizalvarez.blogspot.com

Willy. said...

After two years, life drawing, i share your joy, looking at the fine results!
cngrts, Willy