This is on an A3 size paper with a 5B pencil
Check and log
Did you find it easy to approach the figure as a whole or were you distracted by details of the sitter’s dress?
At the life drawing class, everyone is very relaxed and the models make you feel at ease. I found it very daunting to draw ‘normal’ people and kept putting off the exercises. I was worried what they would think of the drawing. After gathering some nerves i drew my neighbour sitting on a bench in the garden? I used the same technique as life drawing and tried to get proportions by measuring with a pencil and using a layering approach. Once I was happy with the overall size and shapes, I started to draw the clothes and all folds and creases. After putting in a few, I felt comfortable and carried on till I felt I had enough information.
How did you create volume in the folds of fabric?
I had to use tone to create volume in the folds of fabric.
Does the finished drawing give a sense of the figure beneath the fabric?
I think so. The creases on the trousers indicated the rounded mass of the thigh and angle of the folds around the knee seems to indicate the knee joint. The right shoulder appears to be under the creases of the fillet and loose fitting top.
How would you tackle a drawing like this again?
I would carry on using the same technique and with practice hope to be more confident and faster.