Drawing and Painting the Model

Drawing from life is so important, training your eye to really look at your subject, it informs all aspects of an artist’s work, no matter what you paint, landscape, abstract etc. I love to push myself by having the Model only posing for a few minutes at a time. Each term I use a different medium….watercolour pencils, charcoal, inktense pencils and for longer poses, oil paints……the drawing might not always be what I want but I just lift up my pencil and have another go. The other artists bring along pastels , watercolours, acrylic paint and the humble graphite pencil!

The last untutored sessions take place today and tonight……but I have a tutored Two Day Life Drawing and Painting Workshop coming up in Jun24 and 25 in my home town of Kirkcudbright ...the first day will be spent getting the proportions right, using any medium , the second day will be spent producing a more finished piece which may involve some fabric and costume…. the emphasis will be on fun and relaxation.….the best work is invariably produced when we are not tense

So if you want to improve your drawing skills…..you have always wanted to try life drawing or you would just like two full days with a model…go to my website for more details http://margaretsmilligan.co.uk

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