I tried this on a pose from a drawing DVD. I made faint pencil marks to give me reference points, then drew it in gel pen. I made a few marks I went over with a white gel pen, but they still show through (on the arm and chest).
Apart from the mistakes, I think this worked well. Because of that I chickened out of adding in the facial features! I probably should have played around with disappearing lines as well, as the gel pens didn’t allow for variations in thickness.
This section is a bit Sparse, but my aim is to concentrate on tone more than line in this stage of the course.
Look at the work of a range of artists such as Ingres, David, Degas, Giacometti and Hockney and make notes about their use of line in your learning log.
Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867)
I like Igres’s free and simple use of line, with his use of light shading but only in small areas, leaving many areas plain white.
Degas, Edgar (1834-1917)
Degas’s work is very expressive, with a limited palette when working with colour. He often seems to leave in working lines and keep working over them, which gives the figures a sense of movement
Trying a piece in the style of his dancers would be good to have a go at.
Hockney, David (b.1937)
Hockney often uses very simple lines, with detail in the faces, but the rest of the bodies left as mostly white with only their outlines, with the occasional crease and folds depicted as single lines.
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