Today in Life drawing we decided to mix things up a bit and try some newer ways of creating work . Starting with our usual quick drawings to get used to our model before we go in and start with the more adventurous work.
The first two images you see are my quicker drawings. I have noticed that over the past few weeks I have been getting much better with my proportions and am generally able to get them right, right off the bat without too much problem. I have also started to speed up, being able to get the full body into my drawings, whereas I used to only get a small amount completed in the short times we were given.
Once we had gotten used to our model, we were introduced to some.... unusual materials, which Phil had so graciously acquired for us to use. Ranging from Sponges to Toothbrushes and some unusual toilet brush....thing. Using color this time as opposed to my usual, dark, pencil drawings. This is very unnatural to me, but I gave it a shot and ended up with the image below this paragraph. Made with a sponge and a toothbrush, then drawing in the body over the top.
The last exercises we needed to complete were designed for us to lose some control over our work. Something that I like to have. By attaching our materials to the ends of sticks, we were stood further away and had to just work with what we could do and see what we could get in the end.
Finally we all had to create a piece with our chosen instrument, and then rotate around the room and use someone else's material and add to their work.. resulting in this..
Plus this jumping man as bonus. (the best thing I've made by accident)