In need of a holiday away from school or work commitments?Pack your bags and get ready to fly! Aren’t we all always excited to travel? We think of the food to eat and beautiful places to take in. When we arrive in Europe, we take in the beautiful landscapes and architecture surrounding you. Instinctively, we hold up our phones and cameras and off we go snapping away! But wait, is there anything else that we could do?
Quick Sketching, as its name suggests, is the act of doing a quick sketch of a place or an environment that you observe. It is a form of live drawing – observing and drawing the things before you. When we do quick sketches, we do not capture the minute details and textures of our subjects. We are simply doing an outline of the subject and sketching it in our book. Do a simple outline of the place and sketch it in your book, bring along your hand drawn memories wherever you go! How do you do it? Drawing and sketching is the key!
Train your eye in observation, look at the outline, shape and size of the surroundings. Regardless if it is the mountains, lakes, trees or buildings……observation is the most important thing.
Once you are done observing, practise in your sketching book. Because practise makes perfect!
Quick sketching is all about perspective, gain an understanding of the different perspectives to make your works stand out. Once you get the idea of perspective, slowly add it into your sketching outline, and this is when you add texture and materials to your drawing.
速写（quick sketch )顾名思义是快速写生的意思，是一种对照实物迅速写生勾勒的方法，当你去旅游时，面对美丽的大自然景色，除了赞叹、拍照、惊呆、还能做什么？
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Once you have mastered your quick sketch skill, what a joy! One more thing to pack in your bag, but you will be thankful for it! Want to learn the basic of drawing and sketching to show case your talents overseas?
Join us here at Visual Arts Centre for an exciting drawing and sketching session, head over to the link provided for more details!
We will guide you from the basic, and let you learn step by step the skills required for drawing and sketching. From observation to sketching to texture, we will cover the fundamentals.
What are you waiting for? Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 6733 2155 or 6255 0711.
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“Reality never lies.”
Someone who is uncomfortable or unfamiliar with looking at someone else’s naked body will always ask “Why on earth must we stare a naked model? Why can’t we just have a mannequin or photos of naked models?”
When you draw a life model, what you are actually doing is capturing the world as it is really is. This includes studying the proportions of the body parts, the shadows on the model (depending on where the light is at), the form and shape of the model and also the perspective. These are essential elements that really builds the foundation of your drawing and sketching journey.
Moreover, by staring and really observing the facial features and body parts of the model (rather than a photograph), you are in the process of training your eyes to see things the photograph cannot picture.
What is also beautiful about nude life drawing is that when you are in the studio doing it, your objective as a student is to represent the model’s image and not judge the masculinity of femininity of the model.
“The human body is intricate and complex – there is so much to learn about the human body.“
One might also ask “Why must the model be naked and not partially or fully clothed?”. After all, we can still see some skin and muscles if the model is partially or fully clothed, no?
Well technically, you could get a fully clothed model to sit in the middle of 10 strangers but that is better known as a Portrait Drawing Session. For nude life drawing, as the name suggests, will require the model to be naked but for good reasons – “The human body is intricate and complex.”
Getting a good gauge of the model is not just looking at the cheek bones on the model’s face or the toned shape of the muscles. It is also about observing the way the model stands, which leg is taking more weight of the body and the tension present when he/she holds a certain pose. It is generally much more difficult to see the muscles and bone structure when there is clothes on.
Different art studios will have different ways of conducting the nude life drawing sessions. There are studios who have these sessions running for only 150mins or less. Such studios will usually have their models do some quick poses in the beginning of the session to get everyone familiarised with the basic techniques needed for nude life sessions. After which, there will be a long pose where the students can observe longer and more carefully, for a more detailed drawing. Some other studios might have the model do the same pose, running the nude life sessions for weeks and months. This would allow students to focus on the same drawing and have the drawings touched up to almost perfection. Students can also choose to focus on different facial features or body parts for each session, should they feel that they need to improve their drawing for certain body parts.
Visual Arts Centre is one of the few art studios in Singapore that provide and appreciate nude life drawing sessions greatly and we would love for you to join us on our monthly adventure! If you are still not comfortable with nude life drawing, fret not because we do provide portrait drawing sessions as well! Click on the links below to find out more about the workshops we have here!
Purchase 4 workshops for only $280.
Contact us at 6255 0711 or drop us an email at [email protected] for more information about the workshops.