Hope these are of interest, all drawn from life at my main base, the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. I'll start off with a pencil portrait from yesterday (2 hours inc. breaks) and four 5-10 minute life drawings from The Heap.
Hi to Form, alti, Happy Camper, and rodrigo!, and to any secret Conceptart luminaries who might have wandered through the school.
Ah Master Briggs, some really great stuff as always but I guess that is to be expected. The old dude is great and has a pretty lively quality to it! The brown one, which is ink I think, is probably the more successful of the remaining drawings. The others for mine are obviously pretty tight structurally but come across a little stiff - which might be the intention being 'studies' from a life model.
I would love to see you with break out with a more lively line and 'loosen up' a little from the tightness which is the Ashton's way. Even some of your quicker 5-10 minute gestures I think are more appealing cause they have a sense of energy about them. I think once you get to this point with the images here (not the dudes head or the brown one), you've lost that energy and it stiffens up.
Maybe try some more with ink. Seems that even some of Leonardo's quick sketches in ink were initially roughed in with silverpoint just to provide a little frame work, so maybe you could use pencil for a rough structure. After this, then quickly come back over with ink.
Just a thought and don't mean to be overtly critical. I'm sure we can argue later on
Ive been meaning to come back to Julians for a while now, Im just saving up money to pay for a class.. until then ill definately try to make sketch club at least (are you still in on a monday i think it was?)
I definately have a lot to learn from you, looking at the drawings i did the last time iwas with you makes me shudder
Looking forward to starting class again and pleased youve made an appearance here on conceptart
First let me say I absolutely love these. I visited Ashtons very briefly a couple of months ago and would definitely love to take some classes. Its difficult being poor and in Brisbane though, but it is on the agenda, hopefully soon.
I have never had any lessons but recently started taking some untutored life classes at the BIA. If you have any time please check out my sketchbook thread and crit or offer advice as I have posted some of my meagre efforts.
If not, I will be keeping an eye on your stuff anyway as it really is in the direction I would like to take my work.
By the way does Brisbane have any place that compares to Ashtons? BIA?