Different artists have different focuses when it comes to creating their artwork; whether it be still life, sea or landscape or even portraiture.
For any visual artist drawing from and understanding the figure in my view is fundamental as a practice, to train the eye to see accurately and observe emotion and gesture.
As humans, it is only natural that depicting our form should play an important role as a subject matter.
No matter what art style an artist specialises in, no matter skills or level to face to life drawing – or figure drawing as it was originally named – plays a huge part in the development of many artistic skills, and can give a piece of art extra depth in a very subtle way.
Every session of Life Drawing is a new experience for all that join us and there is a model that contributes with experienced backgrounds.
Life Drawing - but not conventional!
Join us and feel by yourself for creative life drawing experiences. These sessions are ideal for those wanting to improve, build a portfolio or just who would just like to have a go.
These Lab events are a spectacular fusion of performance and drawing, ready to inspire and encourage everybody.
The different elements of theatre, performance and movement are combined in the same time
to explore the human body along artistic disciplines.
For some artists who love to catch the figure down drawing it from life, a one-hour pose can seem like an eternity, while for others, a 30-second-pose can feel like four blinks of an eye.
When the anxious drawers enter the room they prepare and sort up their tools, materials and clipboards to face up to numerous batches of short poses increasing in several repetitions until reaching the 50 minutes pose.
More than 35 poses are successfully performed by the model to eclipse the participants' hunger for drawing.
Figure drawing, like any other drawing, is a process that builds on itself little by little. It takes time. Some days are worse than others. That’s a fact. But spending a few minutes per day our drawing skills will make a breakthrough and move forward.
These 31 works series explain techniques, from just a few lines to use painting resources to spotlight the different elements to configure our artwork, such as value, tone, texture, balance, contrast, space, the temperature of colour or shape and basic forms.
We should consider the importance of practising quick drawing being that we are working on training our eye to see the pose, our arm makes dynamic and nuanced marks on the paper with hints of memories that feature the gesture.
Without practice, you will never be able to see what technique matches with your practice.
So get out there and draw!
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