Thursday, 7 July 2016

So after some serious wool based activities, with Ma and Sis, I headed down to London to do a fantastic drawing course with my Pa. The course was with Ruth Eisenhart and part of the University of the Arts short course programme. You can find out more here.

We were an international bunch of students, I have to say it was great to be in an art college studio again. It felt like I did on my pre and foundation art courses. 

Change was/is afoot.  

So let me just give a bit of background - I realised that I was avoiding drawing and painting faces because I felt I had never learnt how to. I wanted to develop my confidence so that when I was life drawing, they were no longer images of headless figures!

I always thought... one day I'll learn how to do that, but seriously when is that far away day in the future? Now, is the time.

So I started the year, in my Saturday art class, copying pictures, photos and other artists work.

Here's a selection of them; before.





2 comments:

  1. Such excellent drawings, dear Duchess. The technique is great and obviously far better than you give yourself credit for, but it's how you capture the character of the person that is your real skill. That is about seeing and sensing - empathy. Technique can be learned by repetition, seeing and feeling cannot. Do more - much more!

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    1. Mark, thamk you for your encouragement! More to follow X

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