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Holly Sophia Julia Cunliffe

Country: England
Course: Painting and Drawing
Program: One-Year Course
Period: Sep 2, 2019 - Apr 24, 2020

Hello, this is Holly, I am from a small English city called Chester. I am from a creative background studying from Fine Arts, Textiles and Fashion Design expanding skills as far as special effects makeup and photography as a hobby. I am currently studying Painting and Drawing to gain a style and learn everything about the Italian Renaissance techniques.

Jun. 02, 2021 | Posted in Reports, Painting and Drawing , | Tags:, Reporter: Holly Sophia Julia Cunliffe | Course: Painting and Drawing

Painting and Drawing One-Year Course (n.8)

Week 9
For this week my friend Nicolous came to visit from Germany.
I started a new workpiece using ink with the focus still being on portraiture as a focus point trying to get proportion’s. (1)
Afterwards I continued watching videos and reading books on anatomy for helping me with the correct facial proportions.
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Tuesday my friend and I in the afternoon went to a BBQ gathering with friends in Fiesole it was lovely, and the weather was fantastic for the event (2,3,4)
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Thu 31.10.19
Wednesday drawing session: I decided to continue working on my piece from Monday’s lesson and exploring pen drawing then enjoyed a sandwich for lunch. (5,6)
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Continued painting a box from last Thursday’s lesson then got to start a new picture of the box from a different angle. (7,8)
Then took my friend vintage clothes shopping followed by a walk up to the top of the Michelangelo for an evening view then a lovely walk along the riverfront followed by ice cream. (9)
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After the art visit in the morning my friend and I went to Siena to explore the little streets and architecture and explore the hidden artistic gems around the city. (10,11,12,13)
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