One From The Archives 14: Jaunty

25 Sep

b Jaunty for blog

I never know who I will be drawing when I turn up for my weekly life drawing session. The models can be in their seventies or twenties, male or female. Because of this they each present different challenges and opportunities. Older models bring a lot of experience which is often visible on their skin or in their style of posing.

Younger models can bring a jaunty confidence, just because they are still full of the strength and exuberance of youth. This is exactly what I think this pose demonstrates. I have tried to capture the physical strength with the use of bold lines and a lightness of colouring which echoes the easy going optimism that we often have when we are young.

For this drawing I used Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens and watercolour washes onto beautiful Somerset paper.

This drawing, which I have called ‘Jaunty’ is available for sale on Artfinder and if you’d like to find out more, please click on the link here to go directly to it or click on the top right of this page to see other works for sale.

4 Responses to “One From The Archives 14: Jaunty”

  1. certainline September 26, 2015 at 12:01 #

    Wonderful drawing.

  2. Cam (ArtbyCarmelBehan) September 26, 2015 at 07:05 #

    Love this!!

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