Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Week 2 in Life-drawing




So, I posted one of my home-work assignments from the life-drawing classes already. Here's the last one I did on Friday night. I'm actually really proud of this one because after watching "Secret of Kells" (which is so beautiful, go and see it!!!) I had a pint with some friends I met in the cinema and went home to do the assignment. I thought that was pretty good of me, I could have easily stayed for 2 more pints - actually I'm a little bit intimidated by this life-drawing teacher. He teaches in NCAD and is kinda strict (let's just say I don't want to get on his bad side ;-))

The other two are from the model. It was pretty intense....only 3 poses in 3 hours. Phew....of course I'm not used to drawing with a paint brush - does it show?? LOL I thought painting the background in red was a strange thing to do, but the teacher said that classical artist did so to give a better comparison to dark and light, red because it's vibrant and portrays blood in the veins of the model. Thought that was pretty cool!

4 comments:

etre-moral-etre-sincere said...

This self-portrait is just brilliant! x

tinylittlesandra said...

Oh yeah! Great job Tim... I love that top piece. Tis all comin along super!

Derm said...

Nice work man!! I'd love to get back to doing some life drawing...The Self portraits are class!

Tim Dowling said...

Thanks guys...more to come!!