Simon Tolhurst is the life drawing teacher at ULU Art Society’s weekly life drawing session. He’s an excellent artist and teacher. Today Simon and I recorded a podcast. He is super articulate about life drawing, and he provided a lot of fantastic information and insights about life drawing during the interview. It will be up on the site in the next few weeks. His studio is full of great paintings, drawings and sketches. Here are a couple of his pencil drawings. I will post much more of his work along with the podcast soon so watch this space!
James Rose is a regular at ULU life drawing, and has a really funky and distinctive style. He explained that he actually finds it easier to draw a lying down model from a foreshortened angle – not something you hear often. His drawings are often quite dynamic and full of character, and he has a really interesting use of ink. I will ask him if he has time for an interview, since I think he’d have a lot of interesting things to say that we can learn from.
Another student at ULU life drawing is John (I will find out his surname!) who creates really nice pencil drawings like the one below. He talked about how he is working on drawing with smoother and more confident lines. That’s also a topic that came up in the podcast with Simon.
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