Art Inspiration + uni;
A blog created for everything art wise that inspires me or I think is pretty and to gather ideas for uni.

Final Work + Artists Statement

In this final work for life drawing I am trying to portray movement of daily activities and human gesture. I used pencil, felt tip pen and water colours. Each work has 3 drawings layered on top of one another with the subject in a different position. These works are both drawn from life and photographs of classmates, tutor and brother. I used a coloured water colour wash in the works to bring out certain aspects of the drawing that would otherwise have been looked over due to the dark form. the reason I stayed with only 3 drawings per figure is because it just worked the best, too many would have made the drawings over crowded and too busy. I was inspired by the artwork in the post prior to this one, and Adam Lupton’s oil paintings I posted earlier.

I felt by this point in the course my figure drawing skills had improved and I wanted to demonstrate this in my final work. Out of all the drawing classes this year Life Drawing was definitely my favourite and the one I was looking forward to the most. It’s shame it only runs for such a short time.

Unknown artist but this artwork really inspired my final work, I liked the way the artist captured emotion and movement.

Unknown artist but this artwork really inspired my final work, I liked the way the artist captured emotion and movement.

Final work ideas

I had a vague idea on a couple of things I wanted to do for our final work, but I was very indecisive with what I wanted to do. So I just went out and started drawing my surroundings just to get the ideas flowing. I started off with still life, but in the end I decided against it as I felt it was a bit mundane. Instead I began drawing my classmates, tutor and brother going about their lives and doing their own. I liked the idea of multiples and over lapping drawings like I did in the previous class.

The last image displayed is one of my rejected drawings that was meant for my final work. I didn’t like it because it didn’t fit in with the other 3 drawings and was way too overworked. It was very hard to bring back because water colours are pretty unforgiving.


Art Focus:Adam Lupton

For this edition of our Art Focus feature, we present to you the work of Canadian artist Adam Lupton. Painted in oils, his portraiture oftentimes features multiple visages blurred together in a fragmented reality that seems to reflect the different struggles his subjects have with identity. Examples of this include different glimpses of a man dressing in drag and snapshots of another person putting on different masks

Really liked this artwork, reminded me a lot of the multiples drawing task we did in class today. I love the feeling of movement and character displayed in these paintings.

Life Drawing Class #5

For this lesson when we had to split up in groups of 2 or 3, my partner Evan and I grabbed a few objects and headed over to the cafe which allowed us more room and spread out. We set up the objects and started drawing the still life in the middle of the from opposite sides. After each drawing was finished we would move over a seat to our right giving us a different perspective as well as using different mediums.

In the images above Evan drew the 3rd and the 4th, while I did the rest. It was fun working with a partner and seeing each others approaches on drawing the still life. To create a different type of multiple when we finished our drawing we decided to draw on top of our first drawings (#1 and #3). It really transformed the works.

In work #1 I used ink to bring our certain areas, like shadow, of objects. Without it the two drawings were clashing too much and were cancelling each other out. However Evan managed to successfully capture the two drawings without them overriding each other. The ink was fun to use so before we ran out of time I quickly did a minimalist ink drawing creating of the objects form.

I decided I wanted to work on line and detail in one drawing, tones and shadows in another, and form in the last. I think all together including Evan’s drawing the works worked quite well as a set piece


Ink Drawings of Famous European Cities by Sunga Park

Sunga Park’s life ink drawings were created from places she visited around Europe between 2007-2012. I love the variety of different colours in some of the works, and the unfinished aesthetic applied to them. But they are complete as works of art in their own way. This unfinished process makes me thing of Paul Cezanne’s “Still Life with Water Jug” (1982-3) almost immediately.

Life Drawing Class #4

Drawing in the underground tunnels underneath the SCA Campus with compressed and vine charcoal. My first selected site was a creepy tunnel that was incredibly dark so I had to light up the area with the torch on my phone. It was a bit tricky trying to capture everything as barely anything could be seen inside the tunnel, I couldn’t even see the end of it. My first drawing with compressed charcoal wasn’t the best so I had another turn of the same area but with vine charcoal. The vine charcoal was a lot harder to work with especially with adding tone, but I was able to draw the dimensions and scale a bit better the second time around.

I grew tired of the tunnel so I found another place to draw. My third drawing displayed would have to be my favourite from the lot. Although still very hard trying to draw in the dark, I enjoyed drawing the natural light coming through the windows and creating all the interesting shadows and lighting. I much preferred the natural lighting to the artificial. The last drawing was also fun to do, especially since it wasn’t as dark in the room.

A good reference for practice nude life drawing.


Alexandra Khitrova:Fantasy Illustrations

(Alexandra Khitrova) on deviantART, on Behance,

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Artby Christopher Jobson on May 17, 2014. The reaction online and off was swift, and Khitrova soon found herself working on increasingly complex drawings as she suddenly began to get commissions. Now, only a year later, she is already working with a team of writers and artists on a feature film.