Last Wednesday’s artist-led drawing workshop was a great success. We learnt various different drawing tecniques from an accomplished illustrator. From drawing with our eyes closed, to perspective, and proprtion. We drew with a pen in each hand, so the left hand follows the right as a mirror image, and copied each other’s portraits with the paper upside down, to create ‘correct’ copies. I found it incredible interesting and helpful.
When drawing the model, we looked at drawing the negative space around the model, so you ended up with her as a ghost-like figure, but in proportion, It helped to understand that you don’t just draw the subject but need to take into consideration, all the spaces around and background…
It was interesting to learn about the tutors’ struggles with various health issues, such as temporary blindness, where he used various tecniques to keep his visual memory in order.
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