Quick figure sketches, 30 seconds to 10 minutes, really teach one how to see. I will continue to sketch daily for the rest of my life. I absolutely love it and I can only begin to recount how valuable daily sketching is. I saw great improvement last week when I attended a figure drawing session at The Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, GA.
As far as tools go, I have quite a few drawing media to choose from: graphite pencils, charcoal (yuk - too messy), Conte crayons, a Tombow ABT dual brush pen No. 899, and various other tools. You can sketch with anything that makes a mark, including children's crayons or oil paint. Supports include an imported Ingres laid paper and various sketchbooks accepting different or most media.
I am compelled by the beautiful human figure and could spend the rest of my life drawing it. Arguments erupt on Facebook forums regarding nude renderings. There is a subset of the ignorant who believe nudes are not art, that such renderings are pornographic. Such small minds should disengage themselves from art forums, and never visit a museum (I don't think they have) nor art gallery.
|Quick morning sketch, May 23, 2016|