Hi, Friends, oh, yes, I have to upload the post on a life drawing class! Have you ever joined any workshops or life drawing classes? If you have, let us share the experience.
Our life drawing class was over two weeks ago. We promised to see next year! Nice!! Group work is wonderful that we could get mutual help, encourage each other and foster friendship. (of course, party! We had a teppan-yaki party!)
I developed the background for
this work in the studio (A2). The mood came up. But real reason was that
the thin paper could not respond to what I want to do in watercolour.
So, I used charcoal for the background.
This work is really the last
work in the class. A4, Arche, 300 allowed me to enjoy washes. Colour
came up beautifully and as I like.
This year, I tried to caputure a mood in a model. Also, I've been exploring watercolour, paper, paper use, other medium such as charcoal, crayon, etc, etc. A2 challenge was good. (*An outlet of emotions and a stress buster!!) It's so nice to move around arms and swing a body to draw! I know other members smile at me.
Positive feedback has come to especially these drawings. Me, too, like them and really enjoyed drawing!
Through the drawing, I felt "speed" is an important element for me to make lively work. When I had slowly drawn lines, they came up dull and stiff. Not alive at all. The same is true of brush strokes.
Bang, bang, bang! Splash, splash, splash! -- gives me a good result.
But what about drawbacks?
First, a dilemma between paper and paint. As I've started playing with paints more and more, thin papers cannot hold my plenty of paints or "water." I wanted for thick ones. Although when I used favorite thick papers, it took much time to get dry in a limited time in a class. Mmmm.... how I find a solution? Second, avoid mannerism. Find more challenges -- it's a matter of my creativity. Like a hunter, I always keep an eye on interesting and new approaches for watercolour. So, third, "Forget making a good or nicely beautiful work. Make a mess! Go experiment!"
Finally, we'll run workshops from each member's favorite area. Wow, it will be fun and exciting! I'm asked to run a "watercolour painting for figures" workshop ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. I hope we will have a good time!
Friends, Happy, Happy Painting in 2013!!