Photos from My Art Workshop #1 (Drawing Techniques)

Focusing on drawing techniques: pencil control, different ways to hold a pencil, working from light to dark and dark to light, quality of line, continuous line drawing, spatial awareness through blind continuous line, working from memory and observation…

Art Workshop Isle of Skye

Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Blind continuous line drawing
Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Drawing with two pencils simultaneously
Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Drawing with two pencils simultaneously
Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Working with charcoal, starting with midtone then adding dark (charcoal) and light (eraser)

Art Workshop Isle of Skye

Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Line drawing with pencil, from observation
Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Drawing with two pencils simultaneously
Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Line drawing with pencil, from observation
Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Line drawing with pencil, from observation
Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Line drawing with pencil, from observation

Art Workshop Isle of Skye

Art Workshop Isle of Skye
Blind continuous line drawing

Human Anatomy: Knowing & Seeing More

I’m doing Alan McGowan‘s Anatomy for Artists workshop again, over two weekends (read about the first time on my blog and on Artist Daily). This time round, I’m finding the info is really consolidating and, to my delight, I’m seeing it [the theoretical knowledge] more readily on the life models. My drawings are mostly a record of what I’ve seen, full of annotation. I’ve been working small (25x25cm sketchbook) to help me concentrate on looking and seeing rather than getting distracting with “making a nice life drawing”. Here are a couple of examples:

Drawings to Learn Human Anatomy

As before, Alan McGowan is creating a large, layered drawing as he teaches. Here’s a part of it, along with one of his skeletons:

Anatomy Workshop
Part of the on-going demo drawing Alan McGowan creates during his workshop.