Student blog 5: different strokes

There’s a ton of life drawing advice out there (much of it is on this site!). However, different things work for different people, and there’s no ‘correct’ way to approach life drawing. I started to understand this better than ever during the last two life drawing sessions – we’ve each got to try out the […]

Read More

Some great drawings from ULU Art Society life drawing class

Every Wednesday from 6.30 to 9.30pm, there is a three hour stint of artistic wizardry going on at the University of London Union art society’s life drawing session under the tutelage of Simon Tolhurst. It’s a very relaxed and friendly environment with a great mix of fast and long poses. Here’s a couple of the […]

Read More

Student blog part 4: learning from mistakes

We’re lucky to have Mayko and other professional artists here to give us support and advice. Sometimes though students can also learn from someone that is going through the same learning process, so I’ll be writing articles on my experiences as a student implementing their life drawing advice. I’ve had two life drawing sessions so […]

Read More

How did you do that amazing painting?

The more I practise life drawing, the more amazed I am by some of the artwork from more experienced artists around me. Although I’ve grown up surrounded by the paintings of my mum, Mayko, I feel like I’m now starting to truly understand just how brilliant they are. This one has been on our wall for […]

Read More

Student blog part 3 – drawing while stressed

We’re lucky to have Mayko and other experienced artists here to give us professional support and advice. Sometimes though students can also learn from someone that is going through the same learning process, so I’ll be writing articles on my experiences implementing life drawing advice. I’ve always loved drawing from my imagination but have little […]

Read More

Student blog part 2: drawing bigger and going charcoal crazy

We’re lucky to have Mayko and other experienced artists here to give us professional support and advice. Sometimes though students can also learn from someone that is going through the same learning process, so I’ll be writing articles on my experiences implementing life drawing advice. I’ve always loved drawing from my imagination but have little […]

Read More
Figure drawing of woman lying down foreshortened

Student blog part 1

We’re lucky to have Mayko and other experienced artists here to give us professional support and advice. Sometimes though students can also learn from someone that is going through the same learning process, so I’ll be writing articles on my experiences implementing life drawing advice. I’ve always loved drawing from my imagination but have little […]

Read More