Nude And Flower

21 Apr

21 mari tattoo

Here’s a life drawing of one of our older models; a retired teacher who is covered with tattoos. I drew her in Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens and black and white conte crayon, onto a piece of mountboard that I’d prepared with a couple of coats of acrylic gesso and then randomly sponged some Indian ink wash. After finishing the figure, I focussed in on one of her tattoos, a pitcher plant, and drew a more detailed study of it. Got a lurgi – so many going around throughout the long, hard winter, so cwtched up in a blanket with Sparta Puss snuggled next to me, sipping Beecham’s Powders. I’m sipping them. Not Sparta. She’s a cat. Must shift the lurgi before I go to the USA, which is only NEXT WEEK!!!!!

 

8 Responses to “Nude And Flower”

  1. this is lemonade April 22, 2013 at 20:24 #

    Love the lines! What a beautiful sketch.
    Hope you have a great trip to the states. Can’t wait to hear about the residency, sounds really exciting! 🙂

  2. God luck with the residency In USA. Am looking forward to seeing lots of sketches,etc.

  3. Hansi April 22, 2013 at 13:33 #

    Ah…you’re venturing over to my side of the pond. If you’re in Southern California give me a ring 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah April 22, 2013 at 14:17 #

      I’m going to do an artist residency in Boise, Idaho. I’m so excited. There will be coyotes, rattlesnakes and lots of potatoes! I’m stopping over in San Francisco but only for a couple of hours. And Chicago on the way home but I don’t know where that is.

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