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These are some drawings I made of a painting by Laura Knight.  The painting is of the artist and of a life model whom the artist is painting.  I decided to make these drawings because I thought it might help me to practise drawing people.notebook 5

 

For the second drawing I made (below) I used dots and dashes to create the tones and shadows of the curve of the nude figure.  This worked really well for developing shapes and curves more gently, suggesting the form.

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Below is an ink and brush drawing of the nude figure in Knight’s painting.  It is challenging to make a drawing in as few lines as this, just trying to get the posture and the attitude of the figure.

Ink and brush

Ink and brush

I made some other drawings to practise drawing people.  I really enjoy drawing people, and it makes a challenge to draw them as quickly as possible.

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Felt tips and wax crayons.

Felt tips and wax crayons.

Felt tips and watercolours

Felt tips and watercolours

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Person at the supermarket

Felt tip drawn on top of dried watercolour base.

Felt tip drawn on top of dried watercolour base.

Felt tip on dried watercolour painted paper.

Felt tip on dried watercolour painted paper.

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Painting the paper before drawing on it really brings a drawing to life.  It adds interest, because, as my tutor said, white paper is stark.

My feet.

My feet.

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Man in a magazine - actor interview.  This drawing could have been positioned better, so that his eyes did not line up with the title - I think that is distracting.

Man in a magazine – actor interview. This drawing could have been positioned better, so that his eyes did not line up with the title – I think that is distracting.

(Some of these drawings cross over into different exercises on the course, so they appear on different posts and pages too.  I try to draw each day, just for practise, and sometimes this coincides with an exercise telling me to “take every opportunity to draw people, from magazines, tv and in the street” for example.)

Magazine actor again - not the most flattering depiction of him, but good practise.

Magazine actor again – not the most flattering depiction of him, but good practise.

Different man in magazine - he is from a documentary about computers.  This was an occasion where I took the pattern of his shirt into account, the way Egon Schiele does in his paintings of the woman in the stripy dresses.  Although my pen lines were not to scale, I think it is a worthwhile experiment.

Different man in magazine – he is from a documentary about computers. This was an occasion where I took the pattern of his shirt into account, the way Egon Schiele does in his paintings of the woman in the stripy dresses. Although my pen lines were not to scale, I think it is a worthwhile experiment.

Objects in the kitchen.

Fruits and things in the kitchen.

Below: a drawing of clothes rails and book shelves in the charity shop.img158 img162

This is my apple.  I coloured the page with yellow pencil crayons to get rid of the white paper.  Below: shoes on the sale table.img159 img161

Above: cups of tea and the hat mannequin from the charity shop.  I used coloured pencils again to counter the white page.  I think it helps the drawing stand out from the text.

Below is a drawing of my empty tea cup and a necklace which I started drawing in graphite and finished in pencil crayon.

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I made another drawing of the necklace by taking a rubbing of it.

I made another drawing of the necklace by taking a rubbing of it.

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I have put this image on the page larger than I usually would because I used a watery wash and it’s good to see all the details.

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