Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My hat is off to Sir Laurence, drawing study

Here is another Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema study I have drawn. The Painting is titled "A silent greeting." The study was drawn from observation of a colour print out, I forced myself to convert the colours into values. By doing these studies, my drawing skills are growing again, even observation skills. It's amazing how sometimes you don't realise how rusty you are. Will try to keep more of these up through out the year.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

gaining confidence in life drawing

After stretching myself with marker for most of the year I have returned to greylead for a week of lifedrawing. She was an amazing life-model who wants to join the circus and could hold some amazing poses. Here is a 20 minute pose. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Learning from the masters

In my latest course, Chris Oatley's Painting Drama 2 he gave me a challenge to do some studies of the great Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. The structure in his highly detailed paintings is extraordinary. This simple challenge has taught me so much, and challenged me. This is the first of my drawings, it is A4, and it was from straight eye observation of a coloured print out. It challenged my drawing skills, observation skills and value knowledge of how colours convert. There are flaws in this drawing and I didn't capture the magic of the original Cleopatra piece, but man did I enjoy the hours put into this drawing. More to come