Pr6 The Moving Figure: Check and Log

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How did you manage to create a sense of the fleeting moment rather than a pose?

Working from life this was easy as the figures where fleeting. I could only try to capture there silhouette, colours and hopefully essence (as in there mood, posture, interactions, body type). This was harder working form still images like the paper. Often I drew the scene in first then waited for figures to add. The scene helps with the narrative as it shows location, weather, time of year and ruff time of day as in day, night,dawn,dusk.

How successful were your attempts to retain an image and draw later?

This was fine for me. As I’m working small and my figures are little more than stick men! Had I have gotten in more detail, faces ect it would have been tricker.

Where you able to keep to a few descriptive lines to suggest the persons movement?

Yes, especially in the last ink drawings. They need work but I think this has real scope to produce something with all the things that are becoming important to me. Atmosphere and mood, energy and movement, gesture. The oil pastels work well to quickly record colour and shape. Chalk pastels are always great at getting mass down quickly, ruff details and mood due to the movable nature of the medium on the page.

 

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About Emma Perring

I am an artist working in mainly soft pastel at present.

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