The last year has been particularly though on me. For some various little issues I wasn’t able to keep up with my studies the way I wanted to.
However I kept my passion alive by attending a printmaking course from September to December, at the Royal Drawing School in London. This short course touched 5 different techniques, mainly involving etching: hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift and drypoint.
Here I share some of the works produced during these few lessons.
I was really amazed by the range of results achievable with printmaking and the idea of how many of them are yet to discover, is just the best motivation I could ever find.
I learned an amazing lesson at this week’s life drawing session: to draw negative spaces.
We had the usual mix of short and long poses and this time the tutor, Martin Shortis, helped me a couple of time and gave me the precious advice. I have never thought of it: I was always so focused on the form that I never considered how useful is sometimes to just outline the empty spaces. It really gives you useful reference points and it helps a lot to compare and check whether your drawing is more or less correct.
I was so satisfied to go home knowing something new!