STUCK IN THE CAGE

Human Anatomy

The Ribcage

In this article we will see step by step how to draw the front part of the rib cage. I only tried this myself a few days ago so I am sure it will be very helpful for absolute beginners. I will try to keep the article short and easy as usual.

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Associate artist at 44AD, Bath

Excited and honoured to be  an Associate at 44AD, Bath

44AD Artspace, Bath

I am very happy to be an associate artist at 44AD Artspace in Bath since last week. I already had the chance to meet some of the artists of the community during an “artsocial event” where two of the artists presented their work to other members of 44AD.

Shortly after, I attended a very interesting print exhibition. Apart from admiring the art work being displayed, artists were present offering a great opportunity for fruitful discussions about a field for which I admittedly my knowledge is limited.

I am really looking forward to meeting the rest of the artists working in the artspace studios and attending more exhibitions. If you are around in Bath please do visit 44AD as there are loads going on.

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*Photos included in this article are all screenshots from 44AD website. Please visit the community’s website by clicking here.

Love Sketching & Painting

CHROMA

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KRYSTAN-GRACE SHARPE-YOUNG

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THE ARTIST SAYS:
30232544_2016512091934082_1217164226_o“I am a self taught portrait and animal artist based in Manchester, UK. At a young age I began experimenting with art (I come from a very artistic family, so art was always a large part of my life), but quickly found myself overwhelmed with education and jobs. Because of this I went through a 7 year period of not drawing, not painting, not even thinking about art. It was only 2 years ago that I picked up my pencils again and decided to make a career out of my artwork. I now work as a freelance artist and couldn’t ask for a better job. Art, for me, is just like meditation, it relaxes and helps clear my head of any day to day stresses and I honestly couldn’t imagine a world without it. I mainly draw in chalk and charcoal but am starting to experiment with oil paints.”
 

 

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Email: krystangdesign@gmail.com

 

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MARILYN BOISSONNEAULT

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THE ARTIST SAYS:
29197237_10157189769628294_6036905292799672320_n“My name is Marilyn Boissonneault and my artist name is Pouliche Electrique. I’m from Montreal, Canada, and like so many others I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pen. Doesn’t mean I was good! But I kept practicing, practicing, and practicing even more. I am in love with Acrylic painting at the moment but I’m always thrilled to try new mediums.”
 

 

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BETH – 2

19/03/2018

After being on holidays and missing my life drawing classes for two weeks I was happy to be back and get my charcoal and papers again! To my disappointment, in absence of a new model, our tutor had to invite the same girl we had a few weeks ago. However, she did a new pose for us and that was a good opportunity for me to practice despite working on a familiar body.

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Another benefit of having the same model is that we can now compare my progress after a couple of classes (see work from previous classes with Beth here: BETH). I believe it is really helpful to quickly sketch the outline of the body and pay some attention to maintaining correct proportions and making sure things align as they should do (finding relationships between parts of the body and ensuring the are drawn roughly in the right place).

Once we have this first draft-structure on our paper we can then go back and start taking more precise measurements and check if the angles of what we have drawn are correct. In my point of  view is much easier to spot a mistake when you actually have something drawn on your paper rather than trying to guess where things go.

 

  1. Draw it
  2. Review it
  3. Correct it

 

I acknowledge that my face sketching skills need loads of improvement so in Monday’s class I made sure I spent about 10 minutes sketching the models face. The results as expected are not amazing. However, that was a good start and the face I created…looks like a face! I ll be working on faces the following months! Here are pictures from the class:

 

 

 


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“I recently decided to attend Life Drawing classes; all the work produced during these classes can be found in this collection.

The sketches here are not necessarily finalised pieces of work; this is not my intention anyway. This collection mainly aims to provide with a timeline showing how my work improves as I attend more and more classes. Hopefully, building up experience and skill will be reflected on the quality of my sketches.”

 

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CHROMA

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BILLY TEE

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THE ARTIST SAYS:
29244363_1851457815151397_8245197362654347264_n“I am self taught portrait artist Billy T from Berkshire , U.K . Art is my life , it’s all I know , it runs through my veins. I paint for paintings sake , it draws me in, I can’t live without it. Theres’s something about the painting of people’s portraits that truly intrigues me , to capture their essence , their souls on canvas/paper is the most technically challenging of subjects but also the one of the most rewarding .”

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EMMA MIZSEI

 

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“‘Hi there! My name is Emma and  I am an artist based in South Wales. I’ve drawn since I was able to hold a pencil. I’ve studied Art and Design. I love to draw wildlife and my preferred medium is chalks and charcoal. However, I am willing give anything a go regarding media and subjects!”.

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SARAH

26/02/2018

Tonight we had a new model; a middle aged woman, Sarah. She had a really thin and delicate figure and she mainly did poses on a chair. After 3 short poses of 5-10 min each we ended up with her sat on a stool. From my point of view there was a clear view of her face, breast and lap.

Also, today I managed to work a bit faster and finish the main shapes of her body on time allowing myself some time to experiment with tone! Here are the results:

 


28407451_1162363890564038_455176961_oThe Artist says:

“I recently decided to attend Life Drawing classes; all the work produced during these classes can be found in this collection.

The sketches here are not necessarily finalised pieces of work; this is not my intention anyway. This collection mainly aims to provide with a timeline showing how my work improves as I attend more and more classes. Hopefully, building up experience and skill will be reflected on the quality of my sketches.”

 

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BETH

19/02/2018

A new model is coming tonight!!! Expect my newer sketches later this week!!!

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28407451_1162363890564038_455176961_oThe Artist says:

“I recently decided to attend Life Drawing classes; all the work produced during these classes can be found in this collection.

The sketches here are not necessarily finalised pieces of work; this is not my intention anyway. This collection mainly aims to provide with a timeline showing how my work improves as I attend more and more classes. Hopefully, building up experience and skill will be reflected on the quality of my sketches.”

 

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JANE

05/02/2018

 

 

 


28407451_1162363890564038_455176961_oThe Artist says:

“I recently decided to attend Life Drawing classes; all the work produced during these classes can be found in this collection.

The sketches here are not necessarily finalised pieces of work; this is not my intention anyway. This collection mainly aims to provide with a timeline showing how my work improves as I attend more and more classes. Hopefully, building up experience and skill will be reflected on the quality of my sketches.”

 

Art is more fun when you meet the artists themselves! Visit THE ARTIST…