DRAWING

 

Drawing is NOT a gift  . . . .    

it CAN be taught – all you need is passion, perseverance and practice  – the more you do, the better your outcome will become.

The key is an open mind –  progress occurs when you are prepared to make mistakes, this is a vital part of the process – the trick is learning to turn mistakes into opportunities !

Many of the following images were made as demonstrations during my workshops – feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer you!

 

NB : All my work is FOR SALE (unless stated otherwise).

A selection of prints can be viewed  at The Jack House Gallery, 121 The High St, Old Portsmouth. In addition, I also regularly exhibit in a number of other galleries – look at the “EXHIBITIONS” page of this site for details.

Alternatively, a much larger selection of paintings are always available from my ARTSPACE studio. If you would like a studio visit please contact me and by arrngement, you can visit any afternoon. The site is only open to the public during “Open Studios”, which is usually the last weekend in June (25th and 26th JUNE 2016). I also exhibit a small selection of work in Studio 1 HOTWALLS studios Broad Street Old Portsmouth. 

All drawings and prints are sold with a card backing and wrapped in acetate to protect them. I post work rolled up in a cardboard tube.

 

My  EXPERIMENTAL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP, held at the Omega Centre in Portsmouth is a 30 week rolling program, designed for learners of mixed ability : from emerging artists and designers – to ones who might be seeking new directions or ways of responding to the human form. I have several students who have been attending my classes since 1995 – why not  join us ! GO to the MENU & select  CLASSES  for more information.

As a visiting lecturer I teach and demonstrate image creation and visual communication to animation and computer games undergraduates. The course consists of 7 intense sessions of figure drawing, followed by 5 weeks experimenting  with Colour, Environments and Composition. This culminates in designing a Concept Character(s) plus a real or imaginary environment and finally producing a poster for a fictitious computer game.

 

Week 1.

THE PORTRAIT : Task 1.1:  MEMORY & NOTE TAKING : Students split into pairs & write notes about the appearance of their colleague. After 5 minutes, their partner goes into another room and each draws their partner just from written notes and memory.

After 5 minutes drawing it’s down to comparing reality with memory. Evaluation, recording the results with a photograph and over the next 5 minutes revisions are made to the original image or a new observational drawing is made.

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This was a quick doodle I made after meeting a student for 30 seconds she left the room and I tried to recall her features – this is not my finest portrait but probably the fastest ! 16.09.16

 

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When a model doesn’t show up – we draw each other !  This was a quick portrait of a computer games student. It was drawn incredibly quickly, using charcoal on a flipchart. The paper is very smooth and not ideal for charcoal as it smudges very easily but this can be used to good effect – particularly when the tones are reduced or rubbed away with a putty rubber, as in the ears, nose, bottom lip and cheekbone. I also used a paper towel to smudge the background. Copyright Chrisnwood All rights reserved 2016.

 

WEEK 2. GESTURE, CONTOUR & MOVEMENT

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“GESTURE ” © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved. (sitting legs apart)

A gesture drawing is a very fast (10-15 seconds) scribble intended to capture the essence or dynamic of a pose – not necessarily the proportions or anatomy but the gist of the subject.

Charcoal on grey sugar paper. The aim was to draw a continuous line : plotting with the charcoal as the eye tracks back and forth across the forms.

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WEEK 2 : CONTOUR drawing Copyright Chris N Wood All rights reserved 2015 Charcoal on Arboreta heavyweight Sugar Paper.

A contour drawing tracks around the outside edge of the pose with a considered line that line should vary from thick to thin. Your pressure  on the drawing instrument should also vary – thus producing light or dark lines, to create emphasis. You will note in the above drawing that the line disappears completely in places, this might be where the edge of the model was hard to discern due to the lightness of the background or where the edge of one form disappears into another. Drawing requires very careful observation – you need to analyse shapes and forms before demonstrating your understanding in the subsequent drawing.

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WEEK 2 “Cephalopod” Graphite Stick “Contour Drawing” on Newsprint © Chris N Wood All Rights Reserved 09 2015

Graphite sticks are sold in a variety of forms but in my opinion the hexagonal sticks are the best. They are 1cm thick and 11.5cms long and can be used in the conventional manner or to add variety, hold them side on to the paper and drag them across the surface. NB : The “Koinoor” ones have a paper protective covering around the sides and this needs to be picked off before drawing with them side on ! Graphite sticks are NOT woodless pencils – these too are useful but not for our purposes.

 

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MOVEMENT 2015″ © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved Chris N Wood

Layered composite of drawings made whilst the model was constantly moving. She kept her feet anchored to one place & rotated her torso, arms & head. Charcoal on newsprint approx 750x550mm

 

 

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“MOVEMENT” © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 6.11.13  Chris N Wood

A series of drawings made whilst the model kept their feet in one place and rotated their torso and arms : constantly moving. Charcoal on grey sugar paper 841x594mm

 

 

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“Movement and Contour” © Chris N Wood All Rights Reserved 2015

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“MOVEMENT 2014” A drawing made whilst the model kept their feet in one place and rotated their arms :constantly moving. Charcoal on flipchart paper 760 x 582mm © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2014

 

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MOVEMENT  Layered (1-2minute) CONTOUR drawings in charcoal on Flip Chart 750x582mm. © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com. all rights reserved 2013

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MOVEMENT  Layered (1-2minute) CONTOUR drawings in charcoal on Flip Chart 750x582mm. © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com. all rights reserved 2013

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“CONTOUR Drawing” “Cyrus” Charcoal on Cartridge. 841×594 mm.
Copyright All rights reserved. 17.30 17.10.13. Chris N Wood

 

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“CONTOUR Drawing” Charcoal on Cartridge. 841 x 594 mm. A “good” CONTOUR drawing should be drawn with varying pressure to achieve thick and thin lines of varying intensity. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com. All rights reserved. Chris N Wood

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“CONTOUR of a BIKER” Charcoal on Cartridge. 841 x 594 mm. A CONTOUR drawing is drawn with varying pressure enabling a variety of intensity : thick & thin lines . © http://www.chriswoodartist.com. All rights reserved. Chris N Wood

 

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WEEK 2. HAND AND EYE COORDINATION :

“Blind Drawing” Oil Pastels © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2016 : Each  drawing was made without looking at the paper. The results are crude, childlike and spontaneous. Each new colour represents whether the left or right hand was used – judging by the results, I suspect the red was using my favoured hand !

 

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Week 2. “Inverted Blind Drawing 2014” Charcoal on newsprint. © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved 13.11.13. Drawing blind : NOT LOOKING at the paper – completing one drawing then turning the paper 180 degrees and repeat.

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Week 3 Structure and Proportion : you can make an accurate record of a models proportions by counting the number of times that the head fits into the body. The Renaissance artist, DURER thought that the ideal was that an average male was 8 heads high. Our model is a very stocky professional wrestler, therefore his ratio is nearer to  1:7. Proportions vary hugely and when drawing someone new it’s always worthwhile checking the ratio.

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Week 3 structure and proportion “Mr Massive AKA Chuck Cyrus AKA Charlie the Lumberjack” Koh-I-Noor Graphite Stick on Flipchart. Proportion Line and Tone. Crazy Foreshortening on left Forearm Copyright Chrisnwood All Rights Reserved 2016

 

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Portraits Revisited #mrMassive in red track suit bottoms” charcoal and pastel on newsprint. Copyright #Chrisnwood all rights reserved

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Week 3 “MASS & VOLUME” Quick Graphite Stick drawing on flip chart exploring “MASS & FORM” 750x582mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved Chris N Wood 09 2013

Here, MASS or VOLUME is drawn –  the aim was to focus on building the bulk of the forms – rather than worrying whether a drawing looks anatomically right or wrong.  A Koh-I-Noor graphite stick was placed on its side and dragged round and round working from the middle of a form to the edges. I exerted less pressure at the edges the cylinder of the torso.

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“MASS ” “Round Two” A Quick observational charcoal drawing that was revisited in the studio. Pastel and Compressed Charcoal were added to increase the drama ! The drawing board underneath the paper had various dollops of textured paint on it and these have come through the thin paper – adding an extra layer of interest. 750x582mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved Chris N Wood 09 2013

 

 

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“MASS & CONTOUR” “Sleeping ” ©Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved Chris N Wood 19.30hrs 15.10.14

Quick Pastel, charcoal and chalk drawing on sugar paper exploring “MASS & FORM”. The drawing was made using a yellow pastel, which was placed on its side and circular  movements continued until the basic forms were achieved. Lighter TONES were used for the edges and a darker TONE for the parts of the body that were nearest. Charcoal contour lines were added at the end to clarify the forms.

 

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MASS & CONTOUR  charcoal, chalk and Conte pastels. Copyright Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved 19.15 : 13.11.13.

 

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“Double Take” Mass & Contour, Pastel on heavyweight sugar paper 841x594mm. © Chris N Wood All Rights Reserved 2015

 

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WEEK 3 INTERPRETING THE POSE AS A SHAPE

SHAPE : “Amy With Something On Her Mind” Interpreting the overall pose as a geometric shape, drawing that shape (in this case an oval) then completing a contour drawing of the model within the shape.Charcoal on Cartridge © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved 2014

 

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SHAPE : “SHAPE SHIFTER”  Here we see the concept of Interpreting the pose as a BASIC SHAPE, taken to the “nth” degree ! The images were repeated a number of  times & the model was drawn in a number of different SCALES. The overlapping SHAPES were coloured in to add an element of ABSTRACTION. Charcoal and pastel on grey sugar paper . © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2012 Chris N Wood.
“Mass, Contour and Mark Making” © Chris N Wood All Rights Reserved 2015 Charcoal on Newsprint

 

 

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POSTURE & STRUCTURE : “Three of the Best Oct 2012” Charcoal on cartridge 841x594mm.  First a Stick-man is drawn to indicate the spine, angles of shoulders, pelvis, knees, feet etc and then finished off with a  quick CONTOUR drawing. There is also a vertical line indicating the LINE OF BALANCE and this is from the ear to the ankle. Alternatively, in profile, if you can see the nape of the neck, draw an imaginary vertical line from C7 (7th cervical vertebra) down to the foot © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2012 NB :

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POSTURE, STRUCTURE & BALANCE : Pastel & Charcoal on heavy weight sugar paper 841x594mm.  Coloured lines indicate angles across shoulders, pelvis, knees, feet etc – the image was then completed with a series of quick CONTOUR drawings. Vertical lines show the LINE OF BALANCE from the ear to the ankle.  © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2015

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POSTURE & BALANCE  “Chuck Reaching for the Stars” Charcoal on cartridge 841x594mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

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POSTURE & BALANCE  Lightning Line and Tone Studies. Made placing charcoal on its side to get the tone & structure first, then the contour lines. 30 seconds each.  Charcoal  on cartridge 841x594mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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POSTURE & BALANCE  A Digital Study REVISITING 2 drawings and adding colour with Procreate  App. Lightning Line and Tone Studies. Made placing charcoal on its side to get the tone & structure first, then the contour lines. 30 seconds each.  Charcoal  on cartridge 841x594mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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“Sequential Movement” Showing construction lines and articulation points. © Chris N Wood All Rights reserved 2015  Each pose was no more than 2 minutes.

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MOVEMENT : WET MEDIA : “Between Poses” © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All Rights reserved 2014 Quink Ink on flip chart 760x582mm

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“Mr Cunningham’s Sextant” A digital compilation © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved 2014

Size variable. Drawings made using ink and broad brush plus pastel drawing of sextant.

 

 

IMG_2060POSTURE : WET MEDIA : 2-3 minute drawings with a sharpened Willow Stick dipped in Quink Ink. “© Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved 2014

 

IMG_2140WET MEDIA : Hands “Pole Dancing”© Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights resererved 2014 Watercolour and Charcoal on Flipchart 760x582mm.

 

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POSTURE & BALANCE  Lightning Studies in Line Only. Drawing the contour lines first in charcoal, then refining them using coloured “Art Pens”  Each layer began with a 30 second drawing.  Charcoal  & Art Twin Coloured Marker Pens on cartridge paper 841x594mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

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POSTURE & BALANCE  REVISITED : Lightning Studies in Line Only. Drawing the contour lines first in charcoal, then refining them using coloured “Art Pens”  Each layer began with a 30 second drawing.  Charcoal  & Art Twin Coloured Marker Pens on flip chart paper 750x582mm.

After returning to the studio I coloured in some of the SHAPES using a selection of oil pastels (bought in USA). You can see the texture of the sheet of water-colour paper that was under the thinner flip chart paper as I drew over the it. I also beefed up some of the marker pen lines and used an eraser to get rid of the charcoal marks.  © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013.

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POSTURE & BALANCE  “Chuck Flexes His Muscles” Charcoal on flip chart 750 x 582mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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SILHOUETTES & GRAVITY : charcoal on flip chart paper 750x582mm. “The Ghost Formerly Known as Anne” copyright http://www.chriswoodartist.com.All rights reserved 2013.

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GRAVITY “THE FLIPPING CHAIR” Charcoal on flip chart 750x582mm. The drawing at the top was drawn with the model sitting comfortably with his feet and the chair  legs firmly on the ground. The second drawing was made by rotating the chair so its back was on the ground then the model assumed a sitting pose around the chair. The aim of the pair of drawings is to show how GRAVITY is affecting the FORMS. For example look how the calf muscle is drooping in the second drawing whereas the leg muscles are tense and compressed in the first drawing. Check the upper arm too. copyright http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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“GRAVITY “Anne & her Rotating Chair” Charcoal on flip chart 750x582mm copyright http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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“GRAVITY : “Rotating Chairs : a Medley of Images” COPYRIGHT http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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“GRAVITY : “Gravitational  Pull” Buff Coloured Cartridge, Conte Pastel, Chalk and Charcoal 594x420mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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IMG_3768 IMG_3769“POISE 1.” & “POISE 2.” A balletic series of drawings exploring the essence of poise – the turn of the head, balance, turn of the foot, expression as seen in hands. Note the construction lines and rough shape of the silhouette of tone that indicated the pose in seconds .

 

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CHIAROSCURRO “Fallen Angel” Charcoal on Buff Coloured A2 Cartridge Paper. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

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“A Compilation of CHIAROSCURRO” 11.11.14  (21.00hrs) “Drawing  Light” © Chris N Wood b 1952 http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved Compressed Chalk on Black Card

 

 

 

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EXPRESSIVE MARK MAKING : DISTANCE DRAWING with charcoal taped to one end of a three foot bamboo  cane . A layered compilation of 30-60 second drawings . Copyright http://www.chriswoodartist.com. All rights reserved 2013

 

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DISTANCE DRAWING : Drawing with charcoal taped to end of 1 metre bamboo cane – thus forcing you to simplify the drawing and produce a raw & spontaneous image. “Ruby – Not with a Pearl Ear ring” © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All Rights reserved 5.11. 2014

 

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DISTANCE DRAWING : Drawing with charcoal taped to end of 1 metre bamboo cane – thus forcing you to simplify the drawing and produce raw & spontaneous images. “Ruby – Crossed” © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All Rights reserved 5.11. 2014. Drawing made at King Edward VI School Southampton

 

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DISTANCE DRAWING Drawing with charcoal taped to end of 1 metre bamboo cane and a pastel taped to the other. First the contour drawing was made using charcoal + the edges of the shapes of the shadows. Next the SHAPES were coloured in using two different shades of brown pastel cross hatching.© http://www.chriswoodartist.com. All rights reserved 2013

 

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DISTANCE DRAWING with charcoal taped to one end of a 1 metre bamboo  cane and a pastel taped to the other. “Anne in Blue & Red” First a contour drawing was made in charcoal, then the edges of the shapes of the shadows, then the SHAPES were coloured in using cross hatching, Blue for dark shadow and Red for light shadow. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com.  All rights reserved 2013

 

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EXPRESSIVE MARK MAKING & DISTANCE DRAWING :charcoal taped to one end of a 1 metre bamboo  cane and a pastel taped to the other. “Suzie Relaxing”Charcoal and Conte Pastel on Cartridge 841 x 594mm © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All rights reserved 2.11.14

 

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PERSPECTIVE LIGHT & CHIAROSCURRO :” LIGHT AND DARK”  ©www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

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PERSPECTIVE & FORESHORTENING “Man with Mallet” © Chris N Wood http://www.chriswoodartist.com All Rights Reserved 2014 Charcoal & Watercolour Wash on Flipchart 760x582mm

 

 

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PERSPECTIVE LIGHT & CHIAROSCURRO :” LIGHT AND LIGHT”  This drawing is does not really feature extreme contrast – as a true in a true Chiaroscuro drawing.  However,  it was made by placing a strong spotlight on the floor in front of the model to create extremes of light and dark – which it did. Sadly in the allotted  time I didn’t draw enough of the shadows !  Charcoal on flip chart  750x582mm ©www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

 

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RULER DRAWING : STRAIGHT LINES, FLAT PLANES & VOLUME “Mike in Contemplative Mood”Graphite Stick on Cartridge Paper. ©www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013 First a stick man is draw to guage the proportions and angles across the limbs and angles of the limbs themselves. Then the outside edges or contours are drawn using straight lines ONLY. Next the sections are described and the flat planes across the FORMS to determine the edges of areas like the shins etc.

 

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MEASUREMENT & PROPORTION “The Swimming Lesson” Charcoal on Cartridge 594x420mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

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MEASUREMENT & PROPORTION “2B Pencil on Cartridge  © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

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PERSPECTIVE & FORESHORTENING Charcoal on grey sugar paper The lower leg, torso and skull are very foreshortened and to accurately draw this pose measurement and counting the number of times the head fits into the body is a useful way of planning out your drawing ! In addition, the width across the hips was a useful signpost.  841x594mm  © http://www.chriswoodartist.com.all rights reserved 2012

 

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PERSPECTIVE & FORESHORTENING Charcoal on grey sugar paper The lower leg, torso and skull are very foreshortened and to accurately draw this pose measurement and counting the number of heads there is in the body was a useful way forward ! In addition the width across the elbows was almost that of the head to the knees.  841x594mm  © http://www.chriswoodartist.com.all rights reserved 2012

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MEASURMENT, PERSPECTIVE & FORESHORTENING Charcoal & Conte on cartridge  841x594mm  Chris N Wood © http://www.chriswoodartist.com.All rights reserved 2014

 

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“DEPICTING SPACE” Following on from measurement and proportion, here I have distorted the pose by making the head smaller to create  a more monumental set of proportions . The tones of the head are light whilst those in the foreground are more darker with more confident mark making. Graphite Stick on flip chart 750x582mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

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“DEPICTING SPACE “841x594mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2014

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“DEPICTING SPACE :aka Study of a Foot”Again, following on from measurement and proportion, here I have played with the proportions . The tones of the head and shoulders are light whilst those in the foreground are darker with bold mark making. Graphite Stick on flip chart 750x582mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013

 

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“HEAD & HANDS” A compilation of quick studies: graphite stick on flip chart paper 750 x 582mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved. 5.12.13

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“HEAD & HANDS”  A quick study of the whole body paying particular attention to the portrait (one day I will do his amazing tattoos justice)   graphite stick on flip chart paper 750 x 582mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved. 5.12.13

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“HEAD & HANDS” A quick study of the whole body paying particular attention to the skull  graphite stick on flip chart paper 750 x 582mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved. 5.12.13

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“HEAD & HANDS”  A quick study of the whole body paying particular attention to the skull and the extreme perspective. graphite stick on flip chart paper 750 x 582mm. © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved. 5.12.13

 

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“PORTRAITS”  “The 4 – 6 Crew”  Graphite Stick on flip chart 750x582mm ©www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 9.12.13

 

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“PORTRAIT OF A STUDENT”  Graphite Stick on grey sugar paper. The surface or “support” as it’s known plays an important role in the subsequent drawing – if you draw on newsprint which has a shiny surface this is great for some media and not so good for others. Here is a drawing on sugar paper which has more texture to it than newsprint – therefore the results are darker and more expressive. 841x594mm ©www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 9.12.13

“Joe : Contour & Movement” © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012.  Charcoal on A1 (841 x 594mm) Sugar Paper  September 2012

“G”: Mark Making & Movement © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012.  Charcoal on A1 (841 x 594mm) Cartridge Paper  October 2012

 

“G”: Bamboo Drawing © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012.  Charcoal on A1 (841 x 594mm) Cartridge Paper  October 2012. This drawing was made by taping a piece of charcoal to a 1 metre bamboo cane.  It sounds far worse than it is and with patience, you can achieve accuracy and a good degree of fluency. It forces you to stand away from your easel and see all of the drawing all of the time rather than stepping back from your easel every now and then.

 

“Portrait of Elle” :  Pastel on cartridge © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved

 

“Projection” : Pastel & charcoal  © Copyright http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved

“Elle’s Back” : Charcaol & Pastel © Copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved

“Joe’s Back” © Copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved

“Joe on his back” Pastel on black sugar paper © Copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved

“A Green Lady” Pastel on wrapping paper © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012


“Extrapolation” Pastel on Cartridge 841 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved

“Study of a Leg” Charcoal on Cartridge. 841 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved.

“LIFE-H02-05-2012” Chalk on Black Sugar Paper 841 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved. One pose but changing scale and viewpoint

“Helen Reclining” Mono print & Pastel Drawing : LIFE H01 04 2012 © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012

 

 

 

 

“Ruby’s New Shoes” Mixed Media : Monoprint, chalk, charcoal, pastels Grey Sugar Paper 841 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012rubyform72webRubyform 21.1.13 Charcoal & Pastel on Cartridge 841 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved

waxinglyrical72webc28.1.13 Candle, Oil Pastel, Crayon, Frisk Dye, Parkers Quink,  on Cartridge 420 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reservedjoe4.2.13web72“Perspective Joe” 4.2.13 Charcoal on Cartridge 841 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reservedinvertedrubylifedraw72web“inverted ruby” © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved 2013backstroke72web“backstroke” charcoal on cartridge 841 x 594mm © http://www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reservedcwlifedrawweek10-72“Movement 4313?” Charcoal & pastel 594 x 841mm © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reservedbodypatterns72web

Drawing of PATTERNS Projected at a life model. “Lifeforce”Pastel on cartridge 841 x 594 mm © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved

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“Putting ones foot in it” Pastel on Canson paper 841 x 594 mm © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reservedjG72web“J&G” Charcoal & Pastel on Grey Sugar Paper 841 x 594 mm © copyright chriswoodartist all rights reserved.AMBER72web“J” Charcoal, Conte Pencil and Chalk 841 x 594 mm © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reservedconceal72web“Conceal” Charcoal on Grey Sugar Paper 841 x 594 mm © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reservedwrapper72web“Wrapper” 841 x 594mm Charcoal & Pastel on Cartridge © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved”Turpitude” Stretched Canvas, Tissue Paper, PVA Glue, White Primer, Pastels etc © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reservedgerald72web

“Man with Sunburn” Pastel & Charcoal © www.chriswoodartist.com all rights reserved

25 comments

  1. Hello Chris.
    Wow…I just thought I would nip in here to see your drawings and I’m glad I did. They are amazing!
    Love these SO much.
    Stew.

    • Cheers Stew !
      Glad you approve – drop by again soon. I’m new to this blogging lark and I’ll be adding some more bits and pieces. In the meantime have a fantastic weekend and say hello to the seagulls 4 me ! : ) }

  2. Approve…I do approve 🙂
    I will keep nipping in now and then.
    I have only just replied to the post you sent me on my About page as I didn’t get a notification.
    Stew.

  3. The seagulls say Hello! By the way!

  4. Wonderful. Love the alternate surfaces.

  5. Thank you kindly for following my blog – it was that which led me here and what a great blog from a clearly gifted individual – I am in awe and I’ve only just started to look around. Looking forward to more of your posts.

  6. Love your composition in “A Green Lady”. “Elle’s Back” reminds me of Picasso. Cool stuff!

  7. really nice drawings. WHat is cartridge? and black sugar paper? Thank you

    • Many thanks for your kind comment ! Cartridge Paper is usually a heavy paper used for illustration or routine drawing – it’s more commonly found in sketchbooks. I really like Fabriano Cartridge paper and buy it in 10 metre rolls. Sugar paper is also known as construction paper and is a course, cheap, tough paper that comes in a variety of colours and is the staple of most schools in the UK. The downside of coloured Sugar paper is that it often fades in strong sunlight, which is why (when I can afford it) I use Canson Pastel Paper.
      Best Wishes ! : ) }

  8. Thank you for going by my blog drawings are coming 🙂

  9. Yes I like heavier paper too . I’m from California and I know it as construction paper.Yes the paper fades.
    aahhh we are both drawing. It is my favorite thing to do. Enjoy the sketching. Looking forward to more.

  10. Blimey – what stunning drawings.

  11. It’s almost 2 years since I commented o your drawings. They have great staying power. I still enjoy studying every one of them. Thank you for posting them
    Carla

  12. Time flies ! Many thanks for your kind comments Carla ! If you weren’t on the other side of the world I’d buy you a coffee ! I will be adding to the DRAWING page over the next few months as I’ll be demonstrating drawing to animators and computer games students again – such a shame fine art students in the UK don’t seem to draw any more ! Theory is all very well but it shouldn’t be at the expense of drawing. Rant over ! : ) }

  13. Do you play around with any of the drawing apps? II’ve tried some but I go back to old fashioned drawing.

    • Ha ha ! We are so alike ! I’ve played with Sketchbook Pro and Procreate but I am a dinosaur prefering the tactile qualities of proper drawing ! Procreate is the closest thing on an ipad to Photoshop, which I used to enjoy before my laptop died ! : ) }

  14. just went through your drawings again. I’d push the like button again if I could. guess I’d better go find a model to draw -haven’t done that in years 🙂

  15. Many thanks Carla ! Happy Easter and if you ever find yourself in Portsmouth UK – you would be very welcome to be our special guest at the life class ! Good luck with all your endeavours and keep up the excellent work ! : ) }

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