Lily’s Artworks – Lifedrawing

Many people don’te realise it, but artists do warm-up exercises the same as does a musician, singer, or athlete, for that matter.

In lifedrawing, quick sketches beginning at a mere minute or two, and slowly escalate in the time given until a model is asked to pose for 45-60 minutes.

For me, I tend to like the drawing that are done in the 5-20 minute time frame as they retain a freshness, a raw vitality, that can be lost in the longer poses. It is very easy to over-work a drawing if given too long!

The drawings within this page are but a tiny handful of those bulging out of my portfolio case (there’s plenty of still life ones too!). The only reason these have been photographed is that they are some of the ones I did while studying at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) where we were required to document all our drawings. Many others fell victim to my external hard-drive crash.

To see a larger view, click on the image.

Let me know if you wish to see more – it might inspire me to get off my butt and document them again!

Self Portrait 01 Charcoal Drawn with eraser

Self Portrait 01
Charcoal
Drawn with eraser

Self Portrait 02 Charcoal Drawn with eraser

Self Portrait 02
Charcoal
Drawn with eraser

Female Nude Seated II
Medium: Charcoal and chalk
Time: 10 minutes

Female Nude Seated III
Medium: Charcoal
Time: 10 minutes

Female Nude Standing V
Medium: Charcoal
Time: 10 minutes

Female Nude Standing IV
Medium: Charcoal
Time: 10 minutes

Female Nude Standing III
Medium: Pen
Time: 5 minutes

Female Nude Seated I
Medium: Charcoal and chalk
Time: 10minutes

Female Nude Standing II
Medium: watercolour paints – limit of two colours
Time: 10 minutes

Female Nude Reclining I
Medium: Watercolour paint – limit of two colours
Time: 15 minutes

Male Nude Standing I
Medium: Crayon
Time: 10 minutes

Female Nude – Standing I
Medium: Charcoal and chalk
Time: 10 minutes

Reclining Girl Charcoal 10 minutes

Reclining Girl
Charcoal
10 minutes

Nude 04 Charcoal 10 minutes

Nude 04
Charcoal
10 minutes

Nude 03 Charcoal 20 minutes

Nude 03
Charcoal
20 minutes

Male Nude 01 Charcoal 10 minutes

Male Nude 01
Charcoal
10 minutes

Female Nude Ink 15 minutes

Female Nude
Ink
15 minutes

Female Nude Ink 20 minutes

Female Nude
Ink
20 minutes

Dancer Graphite Powder 20 minutes

Dancer
Graphite Powder (Drawn using fingers)
20 minutes

Coloured Nude Crayon 5 minutes

Coloured Nude
Crayon
5 minutes

Coloured Nude 01 Aquarelle Pencil 20 minutes

Coloured Nude 01
Aquarelle Pencil
20 minutes

Coloured Male Nude 01  Oil Stick 20 minutes

Coloured Male Nude 01
Oil Stick
20 minutes

Young Girl - Back View Charcoal 15 minutes

Young Girl – Back View
Charcoal
15 minutes

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