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 at 18:52 #

    Love these! I want to try that cake lol

    • Rosie Scribblah at 23:13 #

      I made an apple and lemon drizzle cake for life drawing this evening πŸ˜€

      • Naomi at 23:17 #

        There is no cake at mine I went yesterday! I specialise in banana cake πŸ˜€

      • Rosie Scribblah 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 at 16:07 #

    These are beautiful. And I love the rough edges on the paper πŸ™‚

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

  4. These are fantastic. Good work!

  5. ziggyshortcrust at 10:00 #

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

  6. frozenroom at 23:18 #

    Love them πŸ™‚


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