October 2008



Creating a graphic novel but stopping along the way to take some photos, eat some food and admire great art!

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Drawing Course – Week 2

Following on from Week 1, two different techniques were shown this week. The first technique was a gesture (or nonsense) sketch. It’s meant to be disassociative, where you start from the middle and build out, as opposed to contour where you start from the edges. This technique is meant to be able to capture a sense of movement and weight. The below is my nonsense attempt, it’s still a little too rigid though. I still have a lot of work to do to get better at this.

The next technique was foreshortening. This felt very similar to perspective where the picture gets distorted by the observer’s angle and distance to the subject. Trying to establish a measure of relative size was an interesting exercise. The first sketch is the model lying down head first and the second is the model feet first.

The final picture was the standing model. I tried to establish the foreshortening of the feet. It was a quick drawing but needs a little more rework if I had the time. The extended arm doesn’t feel quite right. I like working with willow charcoal but I think next week I might some try some graphite pencils just to get a different feel. Can’t wait for Week 3.

One Response to “Drawing Course – Week 2”

  1. Shui says:

    I really like your nonsense sketch – more more!

    Thanks Shui! The course is weekly so once a week I’ll be able to post up my work every Tuesday / Wednesday.

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