Thursday, April 16, 2009

Figure Drawing

Last evening was figure drawing night for my college Drawing class. A couple of my high school girls came and posed for us. They did 7 minute poses, and traded off posing and drawing. The class drew pretty constantly for about 2 hours. It is fun to see students grow so much in their ability to draw. Each week one of the college kids poses for their classmates for 3 or 4 minutes. We talk about blocking in the basic shapes of the figure, a then adding detail to the framework. It is always a challenge to convince students to begin adding shadows, and stop just outlining objects.
There are a few other examples on my flickr page.


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