I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this online life drawing session with the School of Painting – but then that adds to the anticipation of learning new things doesn’t it? The class focused on Picasso’s style of painting his figures in multiple dimensions, merging the viewing angles to distort and give a whole new perspective.

So, drawing in charcoal on Clairefontaine A4 ribbed Kraft paper (90gm/41lb), we started off with head and shoulder viewpoints which were then combined:

The combination-figures then progressed to include more of the body:

Longer, single view poses followed, focusing on the playful patterns that Picasso favoured:

And we rounded off with dancing, swift single line poses:

I loved the encouragement to be playful in our drawing during this session. As always, an excellent insight into this aspect of an artist’s work.

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