Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Life drawing at the TATE

Yesterday evening Matt "Crookie", Gerben, Matt Jones and I went to the Tate Modern to attend a life drawing course...great experience!







Few pictures of the 2 rooms we were drawing in!

19 comments:

Matt J said...

Great bunch of sketches Stef. The photos are interesting - makes it look like a regular, messy old life drawing room but with pricelss Picassos hanging around. Crookie's 'THOMAS CROWN' plan is flawless - next time we go we'll grab a masterpiece each! I'll strip naked to distract the guards & you fellas make the swap!

Bobby Chiu said...

i miss lifedrawing...
Gotta get back into it soon.

Keep it up!

Stef said...

Thanks Matt! Where are yours? post them!

Matt J said...

SO BUSY!!!! Tomorrow I hope . . .

Nick Sung said...

Oh you lucky guys...
that looks like fun!

Michael said...

Stef, Have you tried putting a sheet of solid black paper behind your drawing in the scanner?
It helps to remove "Ghost Image" coming through from the reverse side of the paper. Adjust your brightness and contrast to fine tune the scan.

Oh, and great drawings BTW!

Smook said...

I'd love to take a few classes again! Wonderful sketches as always, Mr. Kardos! What a wonderful environment to work in!

alberto mielgo said...

Great sketches stef!!!!!
I love all of them. They've been done with and amazing grace.

the doodlers said...

Stef, Really nice! Free feeling lines and lovely volumes... are you using a brush marker?

Stef said...

michael: I never tried it actually, I used a white piece of paper before but never thought about using a black one, thanks for the tip! For these sketches, I quite liked the "ghost image" coming through in some of them, so that's why I left it this time.
Do you have a blog Michael or somewhere we can see your work?
Merci beaucoup Monsieur Smook! it was indeed quite something to draw in such a place. I really enjoyed your last sketches..."late night TV", "sketch salad"...
Thanks Alberto! Looking at your "cremita series" and "ginger over a marroquian blanket" makes me want to try some marker colours on top of them, your girls drawing are superb! as all your work! I still didn't go over your "Godalming" sketches!
The Doodlers: Thank you! I used a Pentel brush pen, a fountain pen and a tombow marker pen. I tried to be as loose as possible on the ones I've done with the fountain pen, I don't really use this pen normally, it forced me to draw differently, it's easy for me to be loose with a brush pen, but with a fine fountain pen, I had to think about the shapes or the accuracy of a line more.

UM said...

Hi Stef, looking at your sketches makes me wish I could have been there. Wonderful fluidity, very elegant.

Alina Chau said...

These are very nice figure drawing!! Love the free style!!

Stef said...

Thank you very much Uli! I tried a fountain pen for once to have a different line, great for quick sketches. I hope you'll make it next time, you'd love it!

Thanks Alina.

Virginia Valle said...

Look greattttttttttttt Stef :) and the classroom wowww so cool :)

gur-B said...

That was a very nice evening ! Great sketches too Steph. ( Do I have to explain why the sketches and evening was nice or can I just say it was nice ?)

Matt J said...

EXPLAIN , dammit!

Michael said...

Stef, I have a couple of websites.
One is for broadband visitors at (dubdubdub)michaelhirsh.co.uk and a faster loading graphics site at (dubdubdub)animation-backgrounds.com

This second site is kind of old skool looking, but it contains a mass of tutorials for the vector painting package I use to paint immense stage backdrops, as well as animation backgrounds. (Satori FilmFX)

I can't be arsed to start a blog and be under the constant guilt ridden pressure to post stuff on a regular basis. Besides which, I'm often under a Non Disclosure Agreement, and therefore forbidden to post what I've been painting recently anyway. So: No blog!

Anyhoo, there's quite a lot of the work I've done for Uli over the years visible on the 2 sites above.

Stef said...

Thanks Michael, I'm going to check out your website!

Michael said...

Update: I take back everything I ever said about blogs. I think they are wonderful and the sun shines out of their little bottoms. :¬)
Stef, my new blog is, well, just follow my signature /profile, yadda yadda.
Right now there is a fantastic piece of Oscar Grillo artwork on the front page, and Alina Chau (The archangel of the blogosphere, may her name be praised and holy!) has already blessed the site with her distinctive visiting card. I feel deeply honoured.