The importance of life drawing

Before persuading an art style, I think artists should really practice drawing from life first. I’ve been going at it for a few years, on and off, and I still feel I haven’t quite got it down. But then, art is a process and you’ll never stop learning. Best have fun while we’re at it!

Life drawing in charcoal and pastel
Charcoal and white pastel study from life – 1.5 hours.
life drawing in charcoal and pastel
Charcoal and white pastel study from life – 1 hour.
life drawing in black ink
Life drawing in black ink – 40 mins.

Hand jobs

As a crunching game development person I don’t get much time these days to get the paints out. One should always take time for some drawing practice though. This week I decided to battle my fear of drawing hands.

pencil drawing of elegant hand
This pretty little thing belongs to Bev, my bellydance teacher. Due to a childhood fracture her pinky is slightly bent the wrong way making her hands even more interesting while dancing.

pencil drawing sketch of a hand holding mascara