Friday, July 30, 2010

29th July 2010

Yet another quick sketch for today!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

28th July 2010

A very quick sketch for today!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

27th July 2010

The daily practice sketch. I'm now trying to focus on creating form using shading. And failing ;-)


Monday, July 26, 2010

26th July 2010

Life drawing session today!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

25th July 2010

Practicing on my Schleich Menagerie :3


Saturday, July 24, 2010

24th July 2010

Brought an A3 pad out to sketch in the V&A museum. It's a breath of fresh air compared to the Brit Museum, since all the sculptures are more or less new to me. A4 was primarily for warmup gesture drawings.


23rd July 2010

Practicing at the brit museum today.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

22nd July 2010

At the british museum. Can't get into the zone tonight :-/


21st July 2010

Mrrr heads are tough :(


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

20th July 2010

Using planes to try to understand the form of a canine head. Failing :(


Monday, July 19, 2010

19th July 2010

At the art lesson. So many errors gah....


Sunday, July 18, 2010

18th July 2010

Just gesture studies at Shepreth Wildlife Park

Friday, July 16, 2010

16th July 2010

Yet another evening at the brit museum. Gets lonely at times but oh well.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

15th July 2010

No class today, so went to the british musem to do some sketching.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

14th July 2010

Can't get in the mood to do more today. Just one sketch of my styrofoam head.


13th July 2010

I'm entertaining the possibility I may be on the edge of burnout. Best I throttle back for awhile.

In anycase, I spent some time going through George Bridgeman's book, trying to understand anatomy, and muscle structure. The human body is facinating, yet fragile.

Did a study of my Schleich Alsation dog for today's sketch-a-day.

For slower stuff, I'm back to the 1mm 2B mechanical pencil. I think for quick gestures, the thicker 7B pencils work better.

Monday, July 12, 2010

12th July 2010

With Mark Nicoll's semester over, I am now temporary visiting another new life drawing location till the next term. This is hosted by Adrian Dutton near Bethnal Green Tube. Good fun, had a few quick sketches, 15 second gestures (fun!) before we went into longer poses, and finally finished up with a 40minute long poses that yours truly got bored, and decided to go off tangent.

Here's a few of the sketches I care to share :D

12th July 2010 Special Edition

Can't sleep. Too warm and humid :(

Sunday, July 11, 2010

11th July 2010

Spent some time in the national portrait gallery drawing the busts there, as well as trying to analyse how artists draw. In this case I was trying to understand the artwork of Bridget Riley.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

10th July 2010 - Watercolor pencils :3

Just testing around with my set of watercolor pencils. One of my favourite artist is Goldenwolfen and it seems she uses watercolor, color pencils, acrylic so I'm kinda trying out the medium she uses.

10th July 2010

Spent yet another good few hours at the zoo today, dang it is hot! And humid right now too, as I write this post. I need a fan for my room.

Just filled up one sketch book, now another begins!


9th July 2010

Few of today's practice sketches. Did some longish sketches then dropped to quick gesture drawings. Then tried lines on that dog. Not really in the mood sadly, thinking about how to solve a work problem mrr....


Thursday, July 8, 2010

8th July 2010

Today is the last day of my life drawing classes. Next semester will start in September, hopefully work will not be too busy and I can join up again. Mark Nicoll is a very patient instructor, and I look forward to continue under his tutor-ledge.

Today's session was similar to last week; we started with.. 6 minute drawings IIRC, gradually dropping to 15 second gesture sketches. After which, we did a long drawing. Lovely time.