Drawing the human figure is arguably the most difficult subject artists encounter. This introductory life drawing class was the study of the human figure from observation of a live, costumed model.
Process was the focus rather than product, but the final images produced from this class are quite visually pleasing. Using basic materials of charcoal on paper, artists exercised line, shape, gesture and contour. The degree of representation ranges from detailed renderings to lose and expressive sketches. This two-hour session was broken up into one-minute poses, one ten minute and one twenty-minute pose.
This class was as much about exploring charcoal as a medium as it was exploring concepts of life drawing. Our member artists rose to the occasion and we had fun while challenging ourselves to try something new. This class will be highlighted at our Spring Member Art Showcase opening May 31st 6-8 pm and running to June 24th. at Rodman Hall Art Centre. Hope to see you all there!
Belong Empower Create~ Shauna MacLeod