A Life Drawing Quartet

21 Jun

Midsummer’s Day and we have torrential rain! It’s humid and horrible but it was life drawing as usual this evening down at Swansea Print Workshop. I made an elderflower and lemon drizzle cake for tea break and set out to do something different with my drawings tonight. I did a short course in Renaissance style drawing a few weeks ago and I’ve done the first day of a phtotpolymer printmaking course this week. I’m hooked on the technique but the plates are quite expensive so I’ve decided to start working on A6. My usual full-colour monotypes are A1, so there’s a huge difference. I prepared some handmade paper [bought from the Tate Gallery – it’s gorgeous and wasn’t too expensive] with sepia wash, ripped it into A6 pieces and worked on them with a dip pen and Indian ink, brushes and washes and did the highlights with a fragment of white conte crayon. I did the four drawings in an hour and a half and I think I have enough to work with and adapt for a couple of little photopolymer plates next week. Watch this space………


18 Responses to “A Life Drawing Quartet”

  1. Naomi October 1, 2015 at 18:52 #

    Love these! I want to try that cake lol

    • Rosie Scribblah October 1, 2015 at 23:13 #

      I made an apple and lemon drizzle cake for life drawing this evening 😀

      • Naomi October 1, 2015 at 23:17 #

        There is no cake at mine I went yesterday! I specialise in banana cake 😀

      • Rosie Scribblah October 2, 2015 at 06:31 #

        Mmmmm I make that when there are squidgy black bananas in the fruit bowl, with a chocolate peanut butter topping.

  2. edenfre July 1, 2012 at 16:07 #

    These are beautiful. And I love the rough edges on the paper 🙂

  3. Awesome post!!!

  4. notes to the milkman June 22, 2012 at 18:23 #

    “an elderflower and lemon drizzle cake for tea break…” What? We’re lucky to get ginger biscuits! Looking forward to the solar plate versions.

  5. Nancy Lemon (@MagillLiL) June 22, 2012 at 13:18 #

    These are fantastic. Good work!

  6. ziggyshortcrust June 22, 2012 at 10:00 #

    These are fabulous. I love the top right hand corner image.

    • Rosie Scribblah June 22, 2012 at 13:30 #

      I’ll be developing some of them into photopolymer etchings

  7. frozenroom June 21, 2012 at 23:18 #

    Love them 🙂


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