Saturday, 5 October 2013


The live portrait and model classes started again. Like every year we start with charcoal drawings of the faces, just to get the proportions right again.
Quick studies, each about 10 minutes.
I tried to establish the three dimensional panes present in the faces.

It's good to do these seemingly simple basic exercises regularly. I found that while making detailed drawings and painting I often get carried away with the problems at hand. Like colour, strokes, shades, values, tonality etc.
Basic proportions are often overlooked in that process. 

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