Personality of the line
This is one of my all time favourite drawings by Auguste Rodin. I love the contrast of the soft fuzzy line describing the right outer contour of the figure against the sharp delineation on the left. The unselfconscious way the hand is described which is more concerned in capturing the movement. So much gesture is conveyed in this sketch.
Week 1 of the 'Life into the Figure' class will be looking at line and the importance of variety in the marks of a drawing. We'll be working fast and playfully using a range of different materials to create the drawings.