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Life drawing with a twist for LCC’s animation students


Written by
Helen Carney
Published date
03 December 2015

Students on LCC’s BA (Hons) Animation and BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media courses have had the opportunity to put their drawing skills to the test this term with an unusual series of life classes.

The weekly classes, intended to challenge the students’ drawing skills, have this term featured acrobats and wrestlers as models in order to stretch the class’s abilities in capturing movement.


Long exposure photography reveals the movement of acrobat Tiina Tuomisto.

BA (Hons) Animation Acting Course Leader Su-Lynn Tan writes:

“Life drawing is the backbone of any animator’s discipline and is an integral part of supporting and developing their visual language.

“The weekly Animation Life Drawing classes have been designed to address drawing movement as well as traditional elements. Our life drawing tutors are versed in all aspects of drawing and have selected a range of models to make this an exciting experience for the students.”

Tutor Rowan James explains that the choice of wrestlers and acrobats including hula-hooper Tiina Tuomisto “encourages drawers to adopt a different and challenging approach to mark making, as they express the moving sequences the models perform”.

See more of the drawing classes in action below //




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