Sketching People from Life
with Malcolm Cudmore
Join returning Derwent registered artist Malcolm Cudmore for a two hour drawing workshop.
Sketching people from life is a terrific way to develop your drawing skills. Looking for useful information as your subjects go about their business, making rapid marks and filling your sketchbook with quick studies will really hone your observational skills.
These skills will contribute to improving your artwork, whatever your preferred media and subjects. Even if you regularly work from photos, sketching from life will assist with capturing character, gesture and balance - adding life to your compositions.
About The Artist:
I returned seriously to art in the late 1990s after a varied career path (including musician, community artist, actor, arts administrator and consultant, sign maker and, finally, professional magician since 1989!). I started with adult evening classes and then a part time Foundation Course at Stafford College. I stayed on there to do a two year Fine Art HND (Distinction). Following this, I was asked to be the college's resident Fine Art practitioner and, later, a sessional tutor.
I now am concentrate on my work as an artist – exhibiting where possible and generally trying to promote, exhibit and sell my work. I am a figurative artist who aims to work (where possible) from direct observation. I paint in oils and draw in pastels, charcoal and coloured pencils. Occasionally, I stray into three dimensions with small sculptures and handmade boxes.
In October 2010, we relocated to the outskirts of Bungay in Suffolk and now live in a small cottage in the beautiful Waveney valley where we have established a pottery and painting studio.
Please come to the foyer area of The Spa fifteen minutes before the Workshop start time to help the ArtWaves Team direct you where you need to be.
Workshop runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
What you need to bring with you:
- Some paper, pencils, erasers and sharpeners will be available. However, Malcolm recommends that you have your own A4 sketchbook and a small set of regular graphite pencils with you whenever possible so that you can accumulate loads of quick sketches and studies.