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.

14 Responses to “Pen. Paper. Nude. Chair.”

  1. martinsdoodles November 7, 2014 at 13:11 #

    Great drawing, you can’t beat old school

    • Rosie Scribblah November 7, 2014 at 14:10 #

      I really enjoyed doing it. Maybe I will leave off the new technology for a while 😊

  2. KnitNell November 7, 2014 at 10:10 #

    Nothing beats pen and paper ….. lovely drawing.

  3. allesistgut November 7, 2014 at 08:42 #

    It’s really a beautiful sketch. Very impressive. Have a lovely weekend!

  4. notes to the milkman November 7, 2014 at 07:36 #

    I thought this was going to be a variation on Stone Paper Scissors – Nude beats Chair because she can sit on it etc.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 7, 2014 at 08:50 #

      And pen beats nude because you can poke her with it 😀

      • notes to the milkman November 7, 2014 at 13:39 #

        And chair beats pen cos if you put a chair leg on a bic pen I know which would win! Where does paper fit in the game?

    • Rosie Scribblah November 7, 2014 at 14:09 #

      Wrap them all up in it!

  5. tdsmith2013 November 7, 2014 at 03:37 #

    Your pen/paper efforts are great too!

  6. Rosie Scribblah November 7, 2014 at 00:43 #

    Thank you. Khadi paper is surprisingly cheap too

  7. Dean November 7, 2014 at 00:26 #

    Love it! The paper and the tea stain looks amazing!

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