Stages Of A Drawing

11 Aug

Alan 7

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop, working with one of our regular models, an older man. I worked large, into an A2 sized brown paper sketchbook that I picked up really cheap a few years ago in New York City. Ooooh get me! I built the drawing up with chalk to start with and then made more committed lines with white conté crayon.

Alan 7b

Look. My friend brought me a set of conté crayons back from Cornellisens in London, white, sanguine and black.

Alan 7c

Then I started in with the black conté. I’ll put up the final stages of the drawing tomorrow. I’m off to bed now. Goodnight.


By the way, since February, I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams; cold and stormy, hot and humid, up mountains, through slurry, mud and bog, in all weathers accompanied by my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures.

I’ve done around 50 drawings now and these will be exhibited in my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September. Please click here to find out more about it.

And if you want to see some of my other artwork, please click on the image below.


9 Responses to “Stages Of A Drawing”

  1. lucylawrencedesigns August 12, 2016 at 09:06 #

    Love those hands! 🖐🖑

  2. allesistgut August 12, 2016 at 07:49 #

    Such a beautiful sketch. I like already the beginning of that drawing, the mix between black and white lines. Have a really happy weekend! 🙂

  3. Michael Richards (certainline) August 12, 2016 at 07:45 #

    Look at those hands! Wonderful.

  4. Leonie Andrews August 12, 2016 at 00:39 #

    Ohh look at her all airs and graces!😂 You’ve got to enjoy these things as they come along. At least you’re not ‘saving it’ for ‘ron. (I’ll explain if you don’t have ‘ron in Wales).


  1. Finishing The Drawing | scribblah - August 12, 2016

    […] showed the first three phases of a new life drawing in yesterday’s blog and now here are the final three stages. I worked with conté crayons in white, black and sanguine […]

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