This week my short course in tutored life drawing at Brighton’s Phoenix came to an end. Over the last eight weeks I feel like I’ve come quite far in removing some observational drawing rust. I also feel that I’ve been a much better learner this time round and have benefited from a really good tutor. Things make so much more sense now – especially in terms of measuring proportions and translating that to paper. Here are some examples of my drawings from over the weeks, poses ranging from 1-20 mins.
We were also asked to bring in examples of work from artists we admire. It was recommended to me that I look at the work of Oskar Kokoschka. So I did that. Here’s some of his stuff what I grabbed off the Internet. It is awesome. I love the sense of awkwardness in the poses. The uneasiness of a person squeezed into a body.
So just to reiterate – the pictures below are not mine but I wish they were.
His work is reminiscent of Egon Shield, yes?
I did of course mean Egon Shiele.
yes for sure, a kind of Vienna style of the time!