drawing, for me, has firstly involved the study of technique.
Learning to use the instruments which are quill pen, reed pen,
Chinese brush, red chalk, charcoal, pencil and seven tones of ink.
This involves holding the instruments in seven different ways and
incorporating several positions on the body - ie. articulated
fingers, wrist, elbow.
is central to the work. To oneself, the model, the istruments, one
line or mark with another and to the spaces. The study of
form, line, harmony, rhythm and tonality. Expanding all the whle the
repertoire of marks that can be made. Cecil Collins used to say
"There is no point taming a sheep, find the lion and tame
holding the instruments becomes more like second natue and there is
no need to think too much about what the hands are doing, then one
is free to relate to the feel of the model and the atmosphere of the
pose. It as if the drawing does itself. Empathy is very important,
to feel how the model feels, then hopefully enter into the mystery
of creativity, by contemplating and drawing the human form and
seeing the beauty that dwells within all.
could say, it is more drawing from the heart than from the head, as
if one sees with the heart.
shall be for ever grateul to the late Cecil Collins for introducing
me to the traditional insturments, for his tuition and guidance.
Joint Figure Study
Jeremy Gale and Lily Corbett
reed pen, fingers and Chinese ink
WEEKLY CLASS DRAWING FROM LIFE & THE IMAGINATION
studies the language of drawing, including tonality, harmony
and rhythm, intervals, mark making and the visual
instruments that we use are Chinese brushes and ink, reed
pens, quill pens, pencils, charcoal and red chalk
reed pen, brush & Chinese ink
red chalk, Chinese ink wash & quill pen
Figure from Imagination
Sarah Jenkins & Lily Corbett
quill pen, brush, fingers & Chinese ink