Suffering for my art!

5 Apr

Portrait of a man.

Just a quick blog tonight as I’ve only just got back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop and I want to go to bed! Here’s out fabulous model who is also a soldier in the Territorial Army [army reserves]. He’s just become a ‘poster-boy’ for the TA’s and we walked around the corner the other day and saw his face plastered over a telephone box on a large recruitment poster. Quite a surprise. Being a fit soldier, he holds some extraordinary poses and I did some drawings I’m really pleased with tonight that I will work up into large completed drawings and full-colour monotypes.

I got carried away with this one and it’s come out quite 1930’s, a bit Art Deco, maybe even a bit Tamara de Lempicka. It was fun – I did it for my warm-up before I got stuck into some serious stuff, before we squished him up into some horribly contorted poses. Poor guy suffers for our art :). It’s drawn with a 9B graphite block into an A3 Bockingford sketchbook.

7 Responses to “Suffering for my art!”

  1. Hansi April 6, 2012 at 14:28 #

    Lets hope he’s getting paid well for that suffering.
    Love the drawing!

  2. Helen Cherry April 6, 2012 at 12:18 #

    pwerful drawing and handsome model!! will you be posting more of him 😉

  3. Alli Farkas April 5, 2012 at 23:51 #

    Amazing how a personality can really come through in just a few strategically placed gestural strokes, isn’t it?

    • Rosie Scribblah April 6, 2012 at 10:29 #

      Thanks. It’s taken me ages working with this model to get an accurate likeness, but he’s a terrific model.

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