Orchids and Lizards

1 Aug

This is one of our wonderful models from Swansea’s life drawing group. She’s a retired teached who has the most marvellous tattoos over her body; ants and flies running around being chased by lizards; pitcher plants and orchids trailing over her back and shoulders. I’ve used some of her tattoos as motifs in other parts of the drawing. She has a whole new career since she retired, inspiring artists.

7 Responses to “Orchids and Lizards”

  1. Hansi August 2, 2012 at 15:03 #

    I loved to draw from bigger (fat) models in college…now I only have my wife 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah August 2, 2012 at 18:45 #

      oooffff! At this rate, it won’t just be a new kitchen she’ll be wanting 🙂

  2. therealbitzymum August 2, 2012 at 08:48 #

    Such a beautiful picture, so much love in it 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah August 2, 2012 at 18:44 #

      Thank you 🙂 She is a marvellous model and I have so much respect for her

  3. notes to the milkman August 1, 2012 at 22:38 #

    Today I treated myself to an A6 sketchbook and then sketched fellow passengers on the train to Salford. Is this the top of the slippery slope…!


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