Having read through part 4 quite early on in the course I realised that I would have to be resourceful. I do not have access to a life-drawing class that fits in with my working hours although I do have access to clothed people. I also have a collection of books of life-drawing models containing photographs of models from different angles, published specifically for artists to draw from. My other resources include myself and web-based life models in real timed situations and I intend to use them all in this part of the course. In the past I have done a lot of drawing from life and I know that there is no substitute for it. However one of the things that this course has taught me is to go out of your comfort zone and try new things, so I hope that by being experimental with my work, I will get as much as I can from using clothes figures, photographs and video.
I have not approached the exercises in part 4 in a sequential manner. Rather, I made a list of the exercises and completed them as the opportunity arose: such as a suitable model presenting themselves for a particular exercise, or gathering lots of information over time as in the ‘body part’ exercise. I plan however to present them on this blog in the order of the course to allow ease of access. This is the reason I have not posted anything for a while. At the time of writing I have completed about 2/3rds of the exercises and am now at a point that I can start posting them in the right order.