Practice and Photobomb!

30 Jan

30 natie 1

I did some portrait drawings this afternoon, working with friend and fellow artist Natie. I’m preparing for a major piece of work later this year and need to bring my portrait drawing up to scratch, so Natie dropped by to help me out and I did some drawings in charcoal and chalk onto newspaper.

30 natie 2

I find portraiture difficult and it takes quite a few drawings before I get an accurate likeness in a style I like. But that’s par for the course. Art is mostly practice in my experience and there are a lot of failures along the way. The first one is not a bad likeness, but nowhere near as pretty as she actually is and I’m not keen on the drawing technique I’ve used. The second is less like her but I prefer the style, it’s more scribbly.

30 natie 3

And here she is, photobombing! The drawing continues, I’m off for the Thursday night life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop now in a minute. I made a Victoria Sandwich to take along, filled with spiced plum jam.

6 Responses to “Practice and Photobomb!”

  1. martinsdoodles January 31, 2014 at 14:16 #

    Great drawings, works so well with the newspaper

  2. allesistgut January 31, 2014 at 10:08 #

    Great drawing. Very good. And the spiced plum jam sounds really delicious. Happy weekend! 😉

    • Rosie Scribblah January 31, 2014 at 13:12 #

      Thank you. I hope you have a fine weekend. There’s torrential rain here 🙂

  3. this is lemonade January 30, 2014 at 20:56 #

    Ooooh yum! Haha love the drawings, but I admit, you did distract me with last sentence. Even your gorgeous photobombing friend could not direct me back to the work you had on the walls… I want to see the Victoria Sandwich!! Have a fun session 😉

    • Rosie Scribblah January 31, 2014 at 00:03 #

      haha there’s none left! They’re a greedy bunch lol

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