Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Hey, it's me Janne. Drew some life drawing again. This is a post from two sessions. In the first one I played around with some rougher drybrush look with a rugged male model. Second was a tall delicate female model so tried to go with the lines as such. Her poses were very challenging with legs and arms always tied around her body.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Hey ya all,
long overdue post here. I've been doodling and doing stuff but I've been mostly posting to FB and Instagram. You can find my Instas here
This was a fun lady to draw as she was almost performing and not just posing with ropes etc. As always I noticed the thing that the minute you start to think something else than how to tie down (pun intended) your key points of the pose, you loose it. Concentration is the thing our social media times and the overload of information has destroyed from me :/ Going to the life drawing sessions is a good way to practice and regain some of it. Click for a bigger view.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Sunday, March 05, 2017
omg my last post was in September?! Sheesh... well ok, lots of work and other stuff going on at the end of the year plus that I've been mostly posting separarely for example my life drawings through my instagram.
So here I'll slap more like compilations of those so that I won't flood ppl's feeds with my doodles. So here's some recent ones, click for bigger view!
Friday, September 30, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Yesterday evening I chose to draw the 5min poses with a thin tipped ink pen and tried avoid doing too much shadows.
Again this time there was two models, so the longer poses are in pencil.
Plus there's on warm up sketch based an a previous life drawing.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
So right after the Dr Sketchy's comes regular lifedrawing session stuff. It seems I'm going through some kind of pink period :D
This time there was two models that switched in halfway (longer poses for the other and short ones with the other). I was trying different things again with the line technique going from "clean" linedrawing to more loose and painterly and doing these in fairly big size. That always creaes it's own set if challenges with the physical coverage vs. time and also keeping the proportions right.
Monday, September 12, 2016
It was such a pleasure to attend after a looooong pause the Dr. Skethy's Anti Art School Finland's session on the weekend. I surely hope that they'll be coming out of their hiatus and the events will be more frequent (please please please!).
So the theme was the swinging 60's and in addition to the model's clothing, there was an awesome playlist of 60's music and projections of "psychedelic" imagery behind and on top of the model :)
The time for a pose varied from really fast scribbles of 30s to 10 minutes. I'm sure it's pretty easy to tell which are the 30s ones ;D
Click for closer view.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Back to lifedrawing again after the summer pause! They had a big exhibition at Taidehalli that limited the space available for the life drawing crowd. So they had to differebt smaller spaces and two models that switched in the half time. That was nice.
With the faster poses I tried to vary again the way I was using the pen, the grip, flow and speed to see if I think and see differently. Not sure about that but at least some fun poses.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Hey some loose croquis from yesterday. I was sitting next to our ex-president Tarja Halonen and yeah she can draw!
Taidehalli also has an extensive and excellent Tom Of Finland exhibition going on now. It's super great, go and see it!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
It had been a while and probably just a month or so and already I felt rusty. So boys and girls, if you wanna learn to draw, do it everyday, no easy way out :)
Again throwing myself off by drawing on a big paper and in a greasy thick crayon which presented it's own challenges in adding any kind of detail and the crude physical fact that if you draw a bigger area, it takes more time. And funny thing was that with bigger paper I had difficulties in fitting the whole pose in.
In the tinted paper one, I filled in first the negative shape with the white and then proceeded with defining with black shadow areas. Fun exercise that is.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Friday, March 04, 2016
Yep, dem life drawings. Gotta keep churning them out..some will be bad but occasionally there is a nice feel to a sketch. Then I try to learn from it...which also occasionally happens. Click for bigger view.