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Pen. Paper. Nude. Chair.

6 Nov

2014 Oct

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. I started drawing with my Samsung Galaxy tablet and the darn thing ran out of battery! So I had to go old school and use pen and paper; Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen size F in sepia into a Khadi handmade paper sketchbook, pre coloured with a tea bag.

I’ve hardly used pen and paper for life drawing since I’ve had the tablet and I really enjoyed getting traditional again. Our model is new and it’s always a challenge for me to draw someone unfamiliar, but it’s a reasonable likeness. The foreshortening was also a challenge and I’m not too happy with bits of it, but overall it’s okay. It took about 40 minutes. She’s sitting on an old bentwood chair with a red velvet seat that’s been knocking around the Workshop for donkey’s years.

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