Recent Doodles

I moved to London at the beginning of the year and I’m still very much adjusting to this busy city.  Haven’t doodled as much as I’d like to but here are a few I managed to squeeze in.  I’m hoping to find some interesting drawing classes, really want to draw dancers and costumed performers, figured London is bound to have something like that!



My first assignment at Animation Mentor was to take sketches in a public place and then pick our favourite sketch to pose our character in Maya.  I'll upload those sketches with the pose this weekend but because the character I'm posing is a fully grown human, I had a bunch of baby sketches in my sketchbook - when you sketch during the day at a shopping park, there are bound to be lots of babies!

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

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!