Thursday, 16 October 2008 drawing...

First proper life drawing lesson today and I really enjoyed it! I had experienced doing some life drawing classes from when I did my art foundation course, however that seems a while ago now and I'm glad to have the chance to do more on quite a regular basis.

From today I found it took me a while to get into it and I've found that in particular I could do with working on perspective and proportions a little more. I think the fact that I'm working sitting down meaning the paper is already at an angle doesn't help and for next time I will probably stand to have a better position when drawing.

Drawing the model in quite a range of positions enabled me to practice drawing from different perspectives using foreshortening, highlighting the importance of exaggerating certain features in order to make the human figure look natural and in proportion.

This will definatley be an area I will practice more in my own time to develop my skills of capturing the human body and movement.

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