Fourth life drawing session today, this time with some most welcome variety to keep things fresh. We now included more of the space around the model with some tricky easels thrown into the mix, as well as committing to faster studies for more dynamism. The first piece focuses on capturing negative space to define the form, an intriguing method that can help train one to draw what they see. It was pretty new to me and proved a challenge.
Afterwords, creating timed studies of around 7-15 minutes in any preference with the focus on more dynamism rather than acute detail. Some bearing several pieces on one page.
I feel fairly satisfied with the results, some fairing better than others. The interaction of the model with the surrounding space proved challenging at times in maintaining a sense of proportion with overlapping elements. Where some areas such as the feet are very obscured adding to the complexity of the piece as a whole, particularly with the last piece where I am unable to define any sense of two distinct legs and feet.