Here is a blast from the past for #throwbackthursday. These drawings are from one of the very first workshops which Look and Draw ran back in 2012.
Inspired by the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci the day was spent working energetically and gesturally from the figure with charcaol, conte and red sanguine.
Did you know that in his lifetime Leonardo filled over 13,000 pages of his journals with notes and drawings. He would draw his subject matter over and over from different viewpoints and perspectives. His journals were crammed full of gestural drawings and if someone of interest caught his attention he would often follow them around all day sketching them going about their daily business.
“Keep a sharp lookout, for figures in movement, in the streets, in the squares, in the countryside, and note down the main lines quickly: that is to say, putting an O for the head and straight or bent lines for the arms and the same for legs and trunk; then when you get home, look back at your sketches and give them finished form.” - Leonadrdo Da Vinci