I have been life drawing for ages and have always enjoyed it, I’m hoping working in 2 dimensions might feel a bit simpler after this weekend! I attended an amazing Anatomical Sculpture workshop with Santos Mignosa. The workshop is designed for artists who paint or draw the figure and want to know a bit more about what is under the skin.
We started the day with wire armature, a bag of sculptors clay and set to work with lots of guidance from Santos. I have never worked with clay before so I was a long way outside my comfort zone!
It’s amazing how many more mistakes you can make when working in 3 dimensions! There are so many things to consider posture, balance, proportions and then of course the muscle structure of the model.
Thanks to our very patient model Guy who spent the entire day standing still, which is much more tiring than you would think!
At the end of the day we tore down the sculpture we had created! I must admit it took me a few minutes to gather the strength but it was a hugely liberating feeling. I made sure to take lots of images to record my progress and remind me of what we had done. What a great way to spend a rainy Sunday!
Thanks for all the lovely comments about Ned! “New Exceptional Dog” is a great version of his name… very clever, thanks Jennifer! He has settled in well and is growing like a little weed, OK big weed.
In between dog walks- and there have been a lot of them -I brought these “mystery” squash and a few late tomatoes in from the garden. I know I should remember what I planted but this year I adopted these plants and other than some kind of squash I didn’t (and still don’t) know what kind they are. They are quite a lovely shape though….
Bye for now, Catherine