December 26, 2018

Week 4 Blog

Back to Basics: Drawing Essentials

This session was all about Rhythm in drawing.

Rhythm is a basic visual concept that must be understood to create compositions in drawing and painting. We can say that rhythm is as a flow of movement, generated by the rep...

December 24, 2018

Back to Basic

Week 3 Blog 

The group was challenged to capture the action of the pose in 40 seconds!!!  When time is limited it forces an immediate response to what the model is doing rather than what they look like. Even the longer pose this evening was a succession of...

December 18, 2018

Hope you've all got your Christmas cards posted.  Here are a few of the lovely lino cut cards that were created in the The Safari Lounge a few Sundays back when the lovely Lorna joined us to show us how.  We will be running another linocut class in the new year so keep...

December 4, 2018

Week 8 blog

Contemporary Realistic Drawing

We are well and truly into winter now, the nights are dark and the air is cold. What better way to while-away a miserably damp evening than getting cosy, drinking tea and drawing? 

Everyone’s hard work over the term, and last wee...

November 26, 2018

Blog week 7

Contemporary Realistic Drawing

Artists have always used technology to help their drawing, such as drawing aids like gridded viewfinders and more recently, photography. We chatted about how we could use technology to achieve accurate perspective and scale in o...

November 21, 2018

These painterly mono-prints  are a great way of capturing the drama of the light. The poses in the session ranged from 2 to 10 minutes and so there was little time to worry about the detail but rather simplify capture the play of light and dark shapes in the set up and...

November 19, 2018

When drawing gesture.. draw what the model is doing rather than that they look like.  Gesture drawing brings life into the life drawing.