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Holly Sophia Julia CUNLIFFE

Nationality: British
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.

Jul. 15, 2021 | Posted in Blog, Painting and Drawing , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Holly Sophia Julia CUNLIFFE | Course: Painting and Drawing

Painting and Drawing vol.9 (One-Year Course – Holly)

Week 10
For this week my other friend Trinh came to visit for a few days from the UK
Started the week with another portrait drawing using a pencil. (1)
For this week we had a model come in for drawing practice: this was good because we got to practice with a life observation, not a print or still life.
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Tuesday, I had a day of watching YouTube tutorials for drawing skills in my independent study in the morning. Then went to explore the Palazzo Vecchio with my friend to learn more about the city and was overwhelmed by frescos covering the ceilings and walls then climbed to a central viewpoint to have a look at the city then had a glass of wine with a view of the Piazza della Signoria (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)
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Wednesday we did another drawing of the model. I decided to work in a 4B pencil, and compressed charcoal. (11)
Then went for a walk around the city and took my friend to the student hotel rooftop to see the overwhelmingly beautiful view of the city before the basic lesson. (12)
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We had painting class: I observed my paintings (13) and done some touch-ups on my lemon and fish paintings to improve and repainted some areas of my box paintings, following up from I went round to my friends to prepare everyone’s makeup for Halloween. (14) Then went out to enjoy the night with classmates and my friend.(15)
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We had our Friday art visit we went to Santa Spirito it was overwhelmingly beautiful (16). I loved all the architectural symmetry and frescos. Following up from this, I met up with a friend after and went for pasta and done some photography and walked up the Michelangelo.
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