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Two Heads In Goat Street

9 Aug

rose

Here are 2 more portrait drawings I did at the Goat Street Gallery in St Davids a couple of days ago. I was one of 11 artists gathered together by BBC1s ‘ The One Show ‘ to draw / paint as many portraits as possible in 5 hours. I was very nervous, people were queueing up the street, getting a likeness in a short time is something I find very difficult and this was all done in public, under the scrutiny of the public and a film crew.

richard

I had been practicing for a couple of weeks, doing speed drawings from photographs on the Internet, setting myself an upper time limit of 4 minutes. But this was completely different, drawing people live is very intense. Each one took about half an hour. They were very patient, none of them had ever modelled before.

I drew with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens, sizes S, F and B, into my leather bound Steampunk sketchbook.

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