Last week, I went to a life drawing class and thought I’d show you a couple of sketches from the warm-up exercises we did.
It’s been years since I’ve done any life drawing, but we used to have fantastic classes at uni at Grays School of Art and on my foundation course at Banbury, where the tutors would get us to do crazy things like drawing on a giant A1 sheet of paper with charcoal attached to a stick, or left-handed drawing or drawing whilst the model is moving. It undoubtedly trained my eye to work harder and look more intently and I’m kind of sorry I’ve not done more of it in the intervening time. It has the potential to benefit my photography and posing skills, so I will definitely be doing some more soon!
As a side note, the class was held at Victoria Baths in Manchester, a beautiful (if slightly rough round the edges) grade II listed Edwardian swimming pool, currently undergoing restoration, and hosting a range of events and weddings! Check out the website for more details – I’m dying to shoot a wedding there!
For more of my illustration work, visit illustration.hannahbeatrice.co.uk.