Anja's Artblog

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Portrait Lifedrawing

Finally we had life drawing again!!!x3 
The focus was on the head/face of the gentlemen though, but it was nice to have a model again, that was able to sit still for so long.
I also tried oil paint for the very first time (what really is a shame, I guess...) and absolutely LOVED it. I really had no clue what great features this medium has! The fact that it dries so slow and you can work and blend in it as much as you like, simply is fantastic.
I'm really looking forward to paint more often with it, maybe I'll even use it in my final outcome for this Unit...

40 min, oil on canvas

10 min, charcoal on paper

3 min, charcoal on paper

Monday, 9 May 2011


The last Unit of this year just startet and it's all about narrative portraiture this time, a thing I really enjoy. :3
We shall concentrate on one sitter only and try to tell as much as possible about him/her in the final portrait. I decided to take (oh what surprise) my boyfriend for that task because I think I've quite a lot to tell about him. Even though he's an exhausting model who can't stay in one position for more than 5 minutes...haha
To get started I've done some sketches of his face today, to get me and especially him practised for the final 2 hour oil-painting.haha :D