Archive for February, 2012

End of Drawing Program, Start of Painting :D

Posted in drawing with tags , , , on February 26, 2012 by Ulrich Suberg

So, I’ve been going through the vicarious drawing program of the FAA by completing my last longpose in Charcoal and chalk! Here it is:


quite pleased with the way it turned out, although I think would they have made me do more drawings,  the direction for the next one would be away from the purely visual effect. Although I did learn a lot about the role of design and rythm in terms of the flow of the picture and the gesture of the pose. Meh.

Also I have made a compilation  of all the longposes I did during the drawing program, it’s quite interesting to see how I learned a bit from each one and there seems to be a logical progression when it comes to their performance, even if I didn’t see it at the time.

It’s hard to judge the process from within, I can clearly see why a lot of people are sceptical about the academic approach and I share a lot of those thoughts. These are first and foremost technical exercises that should make me get better at the representation of a human figure in natural light. If this was the last drawing I made over the course of 5 weeks with the endgoal to have a nude figure in some kind of atmosphere then I wouldn’t mind. Neverless I value the learning expereince a lot and keep in mind that in past times, and even in some cases nowadays, those kinds of exercises have been done by children and teenagers. In a lot of ways, I am quite late to join the party and at my age a lot of people are at the height of their careers or even declining. Ah well teaches one humility 😀

Anyways am doing the painting now, I have started with the cast since i moved here to Sweden in January, but now that I begin my Longpose-project it feels more like I am beginning for real. Everything up to now has been more of a warm-up.

Been doing some studies though, began with my first cast-painting, of which I can’t make photographs because of the glare and the obvious mediocricy. Here’s some other studies I’ve been doing in oil at the school here:

Whatever, have a nice day!