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Prelims

13 Jun

13 ben 1

Just got back from life drawing group at Swansea Print Workshop. I tried something different this week. I worked onto an A3 sheet of canvas that I’d prepared with a rhodamine red oil wash. I drew in charcoal and oil bars (black, white and translucent) but it was very difficult to do any detail on that scale. The pose was also more challenging than it looked with some quite severe foreshortening on the right knee. It was a one-hour pose and I spent the last 5 minutes quickly sketching the feet in pen to get some detail down into my A5 pink silk sketchbook.

13 ben 2

I’m pleased with the face and I’ve got the proportions right on the figure and the foot details, so they’re good enough as preliminary drawings and I can see some scope in working from them and making a much larger piece, something quite dramatic I think.

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