All of the unis I am applying for require that I show quite a bit of life drawing in my portfolio, but in my area life drawing classes are hard to come by. I've managed to book myself onto one for January, but one uni wants me to send them my portfolio within the next few weeks, which is obviously a bit of a problem.
As a last resort, my boyfriend offered to model for me, but I have never done life drawing, and after looking at different resources, books, dvds etc. there seems to be quite a few ways and techniques of doing life drawing.
Basically what I need to know is, exactly what kind of life drawing would be portfolio worthy? A detailed, realistic image, or a more dynamic image with more lines, or a figure made from shapes, or what?
Portfolio help - life drawing Watch
- Thread Starter
- 02-12-2010 01:47
- 15-12-2010 20:12
You could practice with lots of different styles and subjects - people, objects, plants or anything. I don't think its that important to go to a life drawing class - obviously it would be useful, but just getting friends to sit for you works really well.
It depends which style you're more comfortable with, I find that my life drawings are a lot more dynamic and interesting than my work from photographs because you can show movement and emotion. I hope this helps a little!
- 15-12-2010 20:18
You don't have to adhere to a technique, with life drawing everyones different and everyone has their own styles. Just experiment with different approaches.