Category 02 Form

Ex 5 Stance

Look for the line of balance or the centre of gravity in a standing figure: it begins at the top of the skull and passes through the middle of the nose, straight down the middle of the chest cavity. With a back view, the line starts from the back of the neck on the spinal […]

Check and log: Form

Were you able to maintain a focus on proportion at the same time as creating a sense of weight and three-dimensional form? Trying to do all three at the same time was really difficult.  I found that concentrating on one element, the others suffered.  For example, if I focused on proportion the drawings lacked any […]

Ex 4 Essential Elements

This time you will draw a sequence of six different poses lasting ten minutes each. Adjust the light so that it hits just one side of the model, to emphasise the three dimensional form. Take time to look at the model and identify the darkest and lightest areas. Remember the basic shapes and begin to […]

Ex 3 Essential Shapes

Arrange your model at a slight angle in a chair. Before you begin your drawing consider the angle of the central axis that runs through the seated figure. Notice any twists or bends. Block in the basic shapes. Look carefully at which planes of the body are receding and which planes or lines are parallel […]