Movement And Essence

5 Jul

rhys mwyn

We have a terrific art gallery in Swansea, Galerie Simpson, which not only shows fabulous art exhibitions but also hosts excellent events. Husb and I went to one today, a talk and Q&A session by Welsh punk musician and author, Rhys Mwyn. Fascinating stuff. I had a quick scribble, as I always do. It’s hard to draw a moving person and Rhys was very animated. I find that I have to get the first few critical lines down as quickly as possible, the forehead and nose and then wait until the person moves back into that position and sketch in a bit more. And again. And again. Eventually I end up with an approximation of the person. It isn’t exact but I think it captures essence and movement in a way that a formal pose never would.

4 Responses to “Movement And Essence”

  1. Pauline Woolcock July 6, 2015 at 22:24 #

    You’ve got him!

  2. Carol Lois Haywood July 5, 2015 at 22:38 #

    Your persistence was rewarded! This drawing is so lively.–Carol

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