Thursday, February 22, 2007

Donna kneeling

This was the best of the ten minute sketches from last night’s life drawing. Too much on at the moment to scan and piece together the larger drawings – but I will.

195mm x 205mm watercolour on W&N paper


Blogger Cream said...

Julie, it is so nice to follow your progress.
I think you are enjoying this too much! Gis more!!!

2/23/2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Ha ha, Cream I bet you wouldn't be saying this if it was Martin (my elderly gentleman life model)

2/23/2007 10:41 AM  
Blogger Teri C said...

Beautifull done!

2/23/2007 5:27 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Do you do a pencil sketch underneath or directly attack the paper (I didn't mean that really) with your brush. You get the pose so easily it seems with so few brushstrokes.
What are the other students doing? Paint, charcoal, chalk etc. and are they looking at outlines, tone, or even just a detail?

2/25/2007 1:46 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you Teri. Wendy sometimes I work out the proportions with pencil - particularly if there's more time. Though sometimes I use the brush to put in few guiding light strokes at first. I'm not sure that it always works. I got one wa-ay out last week. With the shorter ten minute poses I sometimes don't bother. What I really like are one or two minute poses where I have to throw caution to the wind - no pencil at all - nd they often turn out better than ones I spend more time on.
The group is just that - a group rather than a class. Everyone chooses their own materials and method. I've noticed, pastels, charcoal, water solouble pencils, pencil. and a variety of method as well.

2/25/2007 8:29 PM  

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