Justina Yeung

Life Drawing to Silhouettes

These life drawings were created by drawing the figure’s posture as accurately as possible in a set amount of time ranging from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. The life drawings were created by using different methods such as drawing the figure’s contour first, drawing the basic shape of the figure first, or by drawing figure gesturally in one stroke. The silhouettes were created in Illustrator. I first took the image of a life drawing and placed the picture on a layer on Illustrator’s artboard. Second, on a different layer, I used the pen tool to create the outer shape of our figure followed by using the pen tool to create the empty spaces of the figure. Finally, I filled the figure using the color rich black and used the shape builder tool to cancel out areas where there would be holes.