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My Art History: Art School Drawing

I’m sharing some artwork from my school and college years. See all the posts here.

Art School Drawing

Before I get into my printmaking work (since none of it is dated), a final round of drawing. We still did a whole day of life drawing every week and my line work definitely kept improving.

Art School Drawing

When I was watching that painting challenge TV show earlier this year, I was annoyed at the people who didn’t ‘get’ perspective. That’s because you’ve never been made to draw a pile of chairs and ladders!

Art School Drawing

Whoever set up this was clearly mental – let’s strangle the model with some drapes. The good thing about a weekly drawing day is that we were able to experiment with different mediums. I had a few in coloured pencil, some on dark backgrounds too. The previous chair is in chinagraph pencil, which is meant for drawing on glass but is now one of my favourite things to draw with on paper.

Art School Drawing

We still did 30 second life drawings too. I kind of miss doing these.

Art School Drawing

You didn’t think I got through art school without having to draw a skeleton, did you?

Next time: printmaking


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