Thursday, May 31, 2012

Life Drawing Progression

graphite life drawing ©Jeff Watts

I spent about 8 hours on this life drawing.  It was executed on a Vellum Bristol and done using graphite pencils.  We often use Charcoal and one could easily do that for these long efforts but I find using graphite to be a nice change of pace and excersises a different type of discipline.  This type of drawing is excellent for very advanced students looking to work on subtleties in their modeling of form and value control as well as allowing time for hands and feet, hair design and other more obscure aspects of drawing that often get overlooked in the 3 hour class pose.  The newer students benefit greatly by not being rushed as they struggle with observational problem solving and it is simply more relaxing.  Both quicker and longer drawing efforts are necessary when developing your foundation.   

1 comment:

  1. Great drawing Jeff. I own both of your gesture painting dvd's with plans to acquire the other 3 dvd's as well. What seems to be missing in the art instructional dvd market place is long form graphite drawing instruction such as this. Strong Drawing as a foundation for painting is constantly emphasized, yet there is very few high quality examples available. i'd like to see a dvd that demonstrates a full value range rendering in graphite such as this. that would be awesome.