This semester I have been participating in an art course at the Adelaide Central School of Art. The course is focused on drawing accurately from life. This means lots of careful observation and measuring is involved when depicting subjects – it requires lots of patience!
Last week’s lesson was an introduction to drawing organic objects. We were given a pair of ram skulls to draw… with so much information to get onto the page I found it very tricky and didn’t get very far into the picture. The homework went a bit better, even if it did take me around four hours.
Shoes might not exactly be organic, but the interesting shapes presented lots of challenges. I had to resist drawing freehand and made sure to measure as much as possible. I might have fudged a few bits around the laces, though…
This week we’ve moved from line drawings to tone. Homework: Draw two matte white objects.