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23 Jan

23 alan

Just got back from life drawing group at Swansea Print Workshop where I concentrated on doing a portrait. I’ve been doing life drawing and studying anatomy for decades but I don’t think I get enough practice with faces, so I’m going to focus on heads for a bit. This is a pretty good likeness.

I used a recycled piece of Somerset printmaking paper, approximately size A3 that I’d prepared with a grey ink wash applied with a sponge. I’d also done another drawing on it some months ago, but it didn’t work out so I drew over it. I think that added richness and depth to the final piece. I used compressed charcoal and white chalk, with white oil pastel for the highlights.

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