What a whirlwind the last three months have been! I've finished uni for the trimester and am completely exhausted and very ready for the holidays, Christmas and spending lots of time with friends and family.
I'm still working a lot, but have a few more free hours each week so am excited to be able to blog and draw more.
I still have a few weeks of illustrations from my college illustration class to share, this one being something a little different...
In this particular class we were lucky enough to have a live model come in for us to draw. She wasn't your average life model, graced with more fashion friendly proportions; tall, slim and elegant... also she wore clothes!
She had three fantastic outfits with interesting fabrics, silhouettes and accessories, which made for fun and varying sketches. These were my favourites from the class:
These first two were done from 2-5 minute poses, we had to be very quick and could only capture the general shapes and main features. I did about 20 of these, though the rest didn't make the cut! She wore a beautiful black dress with a full tulle skirt and a sheer bodice with lace adorning the front. She had stockings that were worn in The Great Gatsby movie, plain at the front with black panels down the back.
I'm particularly happy with the limbs and angles in the first sketch and the movement and looseness of the second.
The third was from a longer pose that I had time to add some extra detail to.
The next two were also from longer poses. The pink dress was silky and flowing, with beautiful drape.
These next two illustrations are my favourites, and you can find prints of them available in my store.
The model wore a beautiful gold velvet skirt with an intricately shaped bustier, teamed with a fantastic headpiece. They were done over about 10 minutes each.
For homework we had to draw two still life arrangements, using 'fashion objects', these are what I came up with:
Life drawing is such a valuable thing to do for artists and illustrators, teaching patience (7 from about 30 sketches made the cut), a greater understanding of human proportions, and the ability to work from different angles and perspectives.
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