The fourth compulsory course of my art study at the Leonardo Kunstakademie Salzburg was all about drawing the human body, with a lot of act and portrait drawing.
Apart from the theoretical introduction we practiced by copying some old masters. This was the program of the first day. The second and third day we practiced act drawing from live models. The fourth and fifth day we focused on portrait drawing, first from live models and then each other.
Here are some example of this course work that hopefully won’t get me into trouble. 😉
After taking some time off for redesigning my webpage (check it out!), I am back to posting some drawings. The following still life with organic vegetables shows one red cabbage, one kohlrabi with leaves and several yellow turnips. I did this drawing as an additional exercise for shading with a fineliner, something I still struggle with. Now I am curious what my teacher will have to say about it.
Here is the same arrangement again – a still life with apples and a banana in a bowl, artistically arranged on a drapery. After doing it yesterday in graphite and today in coal, I did it a third time – this time with Copic Multiliner. Doing the shading with a multi- or fineline I found even more challenging than coal. But it was good practice!
After doing a Fineliner drawing yesterday, I decided to continue with it. As I said, I need more practice with it. So, I continued with another JKPP portrait. This time it is Julianna Kettlewelll aka beanie61 with her lovely smile.
I really like how most of her face turned out (except the nose is a little too crooked), but I have mixed feeling about how I did the shadow in her hair. I am definitely struggling with shadows when drawing with Fineliners.