Sunday, 2 September 2012

Henry Yan hosts a Lavender Hill-load of Awesome

I attended a wonderful four day Henry Yan workshop at Lavender Hill Studios this week.

It had a bit of everything I'd want to hear from a figure drawing instructor - gesture/anatomy/quick poses/sensitivity and importance of line quality/leading the eye/etc.

His technique is beautiful, quick, accurate and full of energy, and demands a lot of practice!
As he said himself:

Draw all the time; draw lots; when you're tired, get some rest, and when you feel ok, draw some more.

I'm uploading my notes from the week in the hope they may be of some interest or assistance to you, as they will be to me.

My scrawled notes and images don't do his technique justice, but I'm hoping to follow this up with more trials and errors.

All the best!

[Mmmmm... newsprint...]
[P.S. I'm sorry for the horrible layout, I gave up; arranging the thumbnails in a Blog post is literally a nightmare; didn't rage-smash any hardware, but having PTSD flashbacks of trying to move pictures in MS Word.]