Sunday, February 26, 2012

Life Drawing Interlude

I have had to take a break from the weekly life drawing session due to being so busy with other art stuff and life lately. I was going once a week and now it is once a month. One of the things I miss the most about school was the regular opportunity to be drawing from a model. I will be getting back to going once a week.
As you can imagine I am a bit rusty! Here are three sketches. The first two are fifteen minute poses, the last is about a 20 minute pose. I use charcoal or pencil on 18"x24" newsprint. That allows me to not worry about making mistakes and just draw. The last drawing I grabbed a sketchbook and moved around the room to get a couple of shorter sketches from a 30 minute pose.
life drawing, charcoal on newsprint, 15 minutes. R.L. Delight, 2012

life drawing, charcoal on newsprint, 15 minutes. R.L. Delight, 2012

life drawing, graphite on paper, 20 minutes. R.L. Delight, 2012
I want to take a moment to welcome new readers and artists, and of course, dear returning friends to my blog. I am going to be adding new artists blogs to my reading list as well! My day off is usually spent catching up on my blog reading and enjoying what others are creating and experiencing.
Got to run. Thankfully this week life will slow down a bit and I can spend more time in the studio! Looking forward to reading what you all have been creating!
-Renee

2 comments:

Theresa said...

Well, your painting may have gone awry but your sketches are wonderful! I don't think they show any rust at all. I'm sending a gentle head slap because I think you should see the improvement in your sketch work and the speed in which you are putting detail to paper. Great job!!!
As to recycling failures, sometimes I do and sometimes, they are just best allowed to die a natural and permanent death. :)

R.L. Delight said...

@Theresa, thanks for the head slap! I probably need it. Sometimes it is hard to see your own progress, especially when you are trying to get to a certain level. I know it will take a few years, there is no getting around that and everyone has to put in the time no matter how "talented". I do love the challenge though!

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