elainedesterreart

original expressionist/surreal visual art.

Drawings

 

Background

Traditional skills gained through the discipline of life drawing underpin all my contemporary work whether figures or landscapes, oil paintings, gouache, etchings, digital prints and journal/notebook thumbnail sketches. By attending life drawing sessions, although a little infrequently, I gain many benefits. All mistakes become instantly visible such as:

*   General overall look of the mark making. The intensity and variation of tone, texture, shape and  line can become monotonous. Colour  for pastel drawings also demands attention and scrutiny.

*    Positioning of forms in space with some awareness of perspective that draws in the viewer’s eye to a focal point.

*   Anatomical foreshortening required in order to suggest movement in the pose.

 

5 thoughts on “Drawings

  1. Love the drawings, only wish I could have done half as well in earlier times. Arthritis is the problem now…

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