Anne-May Tabb

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The Importance Life Drawing

May 14, 2018

Life Drawing – when you hear these words do you think of a naked man stuck in the ‘thinker’ pose for the day? Well you would be mistaken..

Life Drawing teaches you how to see, how to draw what you see and how to develop your own style of drawing.

During our current life drawing classes I have learned to observe and measure. Firstly I map out the body. This is the foundation of your drawing, I usually try to pick out the abstract shapes of the body, look at the negative spaces and measure..a lot. The fun part of detail comes after the meticulous measuring and checking. Remember to stand back from your drawing often, it is easier to spot errors and easier to make judgement on the piece as a whole.

Here are my own pieces, this week we focused on measured drawings of the skull.