Pr 2 Form: Ex 2 Essential Elements




As you never seem to get six 10 minute poses in one life class I used myself as the model here. Each pose is completed with in 10 minutes. Three with natural light from a high window. Three using a lamp on the floor aimed like a spot light and the curtains closed. I used HB pencil in A3 sketchbook.

I was conscious of quickly laying down the shapes so didn’t spend time measuring them as I was aware of moving on to the tone hatching in time.

It was a useful exercise.  I’m especially happy with pose 4 even though the legs are to long. I can be very heavy handed when working quickly. In this one I thought about weight of line and pencil pressure for the shading. From a tonal point of view I’m pleased. I should and will try this again. Be nice to use pencil hatching on a longer pose. Then I would have more time to try and get the shapes correct first.

Just thought I’d mention I’m liking the flow between the two floor sitting figures on the left. You can draw a sweeping S from bottom thigh to top arm then head. Also the fact they face each other and balance out the weight in a diagonal. This happened by chance, makes for a nice composition on the page.


About Emma Perring

Artist, oil painter

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