Saturday’s life drawing session

I was relatively happy with my life drawing on Saturday. I have been studying my Charles Reid DVDs and some of his expert knowledge seems to have penetrated my thick skull. It is hard to apply new techniques when one is sketching and painting so fast, one doesn’t have time to think really, it’s instinctive. That is the benefit of practising, one improves slowly but more importantly, skills become second nature.
This week, I created frames for my sketches before the drawing session, I like the result of this, they feel like graphic novel stories. Three more drawings can be found on ” My Life Drawing 2012“.

2 minute ink and watercolour sketches by David Meldrum
2 minute ink and watercolour sketches
2 minute ink and watercolour sketches by David Meldrum
2 minute ink and watercolour sketches

A sketcher with style

I stumbled over this site today, well actually, I entered “Sketching” in Google and The Sketching Backpacker appeared on the first page. Sometimes, finding good stuff is easy!

The Sketching Backpacker 

Categorised as Sketch

Life Drawing

I am really pushing myself at the moment, I am trying to improve my sketching skills by practising – a lot.  Yesterday I used my hero pen and watercolours for life drawing. It was fun trying to complete an ink and wash of the male figure in two minutes flat. The sketch below was completed in 10 minutes, if you would like to see some more, visit ‘My Life Drawing 2012‘ page.

A sketch of a body builder by David Meldrum
Body builder

Commuting pastimes

Coming home from work I noticed a man listening to music on his phone. I wondered if he would stay put long enough for me to sketch him. He travelled two stops before getting off at the central station. ( I watercoloured later when I came home)

Commuting pastimes, a watercolour by David Meldrum
Commuting pastimes

Life drawing season returns

Yesterday, I went to my first Life Drawing evening since the summer break, I tried out some new techniques I had been studying, if it were a cake it would not have raised, but it was fun trying and that’s the whole point, isn’t it! 😉 Visit “My Life Drawing 2012” if you would like to see more.

Nude by David Meldrum
Koi colours