Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Life drawing is a worthy pursuit for any practicing artist. It is often a good time to take a step back from the rigours of everyday life and stand at an easel for a couple of hours armed with only a piece of willow charcoal and a blank piece of paper. The practice of seeing the intricate folds and planes of the human body allows time to investigate the subtle changes of light, tone and temperature of the form in front of your eyes. Also composition and perspective are just as important. I still liken it to playing a musical instrument. Keep practicing and you inevitably get better…don’t practice and it drifts away. I for one find it invaluable. Even though I have started to make work in different subject such as still life, it still relates back to the good observation skills that have been honed in.  I look forward to my regular sessions in a different place, drawing quietly, having a cup of tea and chocolate biscuit and chat at half time is just as rewarding.