Life Drawing – Getting it ‘Right’

By Sheila Ceccarelli

Life drawing is difficult, it takes concentration, time and practice to get it ‘right’.

In this week’s Experimental Drawing Class for Teenagers, we did two exercises to practice life drawing; one quick, five line drawing to get students looking and filling the whole sheet and a longer life study, where students were encouraged to add and cover ‘wrong’ lines with white paper and let their drawings ‘grow’.

To see quick warm up studies from life look at Introducing Drawing from Life – Teenagers Drawing Mini-Actions and to see how this is done with younger children have a look at Drawing From Life with Children by Paula Briggs.

Life Drawing: Making it 'right' - 'Daisy' by Jasmine
Making it ‘right’ – ‘Daisy’ by Jasmine


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