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.

11 Responses to “Prelims”

  1. Steve Beadle June 20, 2013 at 23:16 #

    I think I can only echo other comments here and mention that red – So rich and raw! it’s primal. I’m into that. Oh..and yeah I think maybe you did foreshorten the knee but the feet and toes are drawn really well and with style! keep up the good work 🙂

  2. Helen Cherry June 14, 2013 at 23:11 #

    Love the colour and that foot is most excellent.. feet like hands are not easy!

  3. paperstew June 14, 2013 at 19:25 #

    I love that deep red! Excellent! Especially combined with the charcoal. 🙂

  4. Hansi June 14, 2013 at 14:22 #


  5. Very different love the use of the red – very dramatic.

    • Rosie Scribblah June 14, 2013 at 09:50 #

      Thank you – I’m enjoying doing something different, although I can’t quite let go of my fine line drawings 🙂

  6. notes to the milkman June 13, 2013 at 23:03 #

    Love it! Very dramatic!

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