Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Life drawing - the human body

Another interest of mine that sadly I have been unable to do in recent years is life drawing: drawing and painting from the human body. It is by far one of the best ways to learn to draw and can be very absorbing. You just need a willing volunteer to strip off! One of my old art tutors used to say that the only way to shut me up was to stick a naked body in front of me! Charming! I particularly enjoyed working quite large and in an almost abstract way, as if the body were a landscape.

You can learn so much about perspective, measurement, tone, texture and movement from studying the human body.
Today I thought i would share some life drawings of my own with you, which I hope you will like. 

These are just rendered in soft pencil only.