It’s nice to have a chance to show some of Dave Northcott’s life drawings. They always remind me of Soutine and have so much feeling.
She’s back in our lives! Fantastic life model and fastest thing on two wheels (bicycle that is) Elise was finally able to pose for us this week. The fifteen minute drawings below were done by myself after the break from a vantage point on the steps by the entrance, hence the foreshortening.
I’ve had the chance to use some great models this term. Try getting your hands into the same position as the model in the sketch below third from left, difficult isn’t it? Last night Jade and Benita came up to me during the coffee break and suggested the idea of doing some poses where they could balance and lean against each other which they then did for ten to fifteen minutes. Thanks ladies and I will try and remember the chocolates for next week. The drawings below are by Chris Cutts, Lyndsey Melling and W. Stevens and will give you some idea of what they came up with.
I’ve decided to make this a mass round up of images from this term’s life drawing class, a term that is now drawing to a close.(Two more weeks to go, but all being well we should be back in January) Images seven and nine by John Kincade and David Jones are of Suzanne, one of the models in a fifteen minute pose(!) but from different angles. Interesting to see their different sensibilities at work here. I’m also pleased that John’s been able to do a whole sequence of drawings where two of the models have been placed side by side. I’m always hoping that where the models are together people might be inspired to do more complicated drawings than normal, but of course you’d need to be a fast worker!
From Top left : Lewis Prosser, John Kincade, Chris Cutts, Ian Price, Jitka Palmer’s sketchbook, John Kincade, John Kincade, David Jones, David Jones, Marcel O’ Leary, Richard Southall, Richard Southall, Selwyn Phillips and Selwyn Phillips.