Last Life Drawing of the term!

Finally found some time to record the last couple weeks of life drawing, so prepare for a big sketch dump! :)

A2, Charcoal, 40 mins

A2, Sharpie, Quick drawing - 2 minutes

A2, Charcoal, Quick Drawing - 1 minute

A2, Sharpie, Quick drawing - 2 minutes

A2, Charcoal, 10 minutes

A2, Charcoal, 10 minutes

A2, Charcoal, 40 minutes

A2, Charcoal, Warm-up sketch - 3 minutes

A2, Charcoal, Warm-up sketch - 3 minutes

Life Drawing and another Christmas Card

Here's last weeks life drawing, the focus was on tone.  I still feel very out-of-focus with my life drawing drawing skills, I was kind of hoping I would get back into the swing of things by now but maybe I need to switch things up a bit and look at some new techniques that I've never tried before.  I'm finding life drawing really frustrating >.<

Charcoal, A2, 10 mins-ish

Charcoal, A2, 30 mins-ish

Also here is another Doctor Hoo Christmas Card. Available on my Etsy!

Last weeks Life Drawing

A2, gouache and ink, 1 hr

A2, charcoal, warm-up sketch

The last official Life Drawing of the term.  I'll hopefully find the odd class here and there over summer but there won't be any blocks of classes till schools start back in Autumn :(
I've learned loads this term but I've noticed that having spent the last 8 weeks on long poses focusing on colour, all of my short sketches have gone down the pooper!
Can't wait to spend an entire class just drawing with charcoal again but I have really enjoyed painting and getting messy!

Life Drawing

A2, gouache and ink, 1 1/2 hrs

This weeks colour piece was not as disastrous as last weeks but I still felt incredibly out of my comfort zone.  It took a while to build up all the colours on this piece because I didn't have the courage to paint opaquely like you can with gouache, instead I built up layers of washed out colour.

Warm up sketches, 2-3 mins, Charcoal

Life Drawing in Colour

A2, Gouache/charcoal/pastel/chalk, 30 mins

I have never drawn anything like this before.  Everyone in the class had to first under paint their paper and the draw on top of it once it was dry.  It was a really bizarre process of drawing by instinct and balancing the colour, and putting the mark-making first rather than the 'correct' line and observation.  I'm definitely learning lots in this class!

Life Drawing

20 minutes, A2, charcoal and pastel
My first life drawing with colour class! The teacher is easing us into using colour - I even panicked a tiny bit when I first started to lay down a little of that orange/brown colour.  I do try to work with colour OUTSIDE of life drawing but I don't think I've ever used it like this with charcoal.  Fun times ahead!

Recent Life Drawing

First life drawing in a while and it was a class with two models so I struggled quite a bit!  Don't think I've ever done a class with two models before... I start a new block of classes soon though, except it's a 'life drawing in colour' class, I've never done that before either but it was the only life drawing available to me for the next two months and I desperately need some classes, plus I'm sure learning how to colour would do me a world of good! It's going to be so difficult, I can tell that now!