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Taking The Plunge

25 Jul

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I’m concentrating on drawing heads for the next couple of weeks. I need the practice so last night at the life drawing group, I focused on getting a likeness of the model. I drew with a Derwent sketching pencil size 4B into an A3 Daler Rowney sketchbook.

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Our model has a very distinctive face and great hair and beard. I find facial hair a real challenge to draw because it’s hard to see the underlying structure.

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Today, I spent some time doing technical studies of heads from Burne Hogarth’s book on dynamic anatomy and then went off to the beach. I squeezed into a tankini and went for a dip in Swansea Bay. It’s the first time I’ve taken the plunge in years. It was gorgeous. I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. Yes I do. It’s because the weather is usually awful. I covered myself with sunscreen so I wouldn’t turn puce like I did the other day.

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