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Skinny Shadows

17 Mar

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Still on my self-imposed exile from the digital drawing machine, I carried on drawing from some photos I took on Swansea Beach recently. Although speed sketching is very useful, focussing the attention only on what’s absolutely vital, I want to do some more detailed action drawings and these can’t be done with a model or in a fleeting moment.  Drawing from photos helps with composition, foreshortening and scale. I love the long, skinny shadows from the runners caused by a very low wintry afternoon sun. I used two grades of graphite sticks, grey and black, into my A5 hardbacked  sketchbook.

 

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