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The New Model (Female Nude)

19 Aug

Stevie 1e

It’s always exciting to get to work with a new model and I had the chance at yesterday’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. This jolly young woman was a joy to draw. The way I draw depends on a number of factors; my materials, my mood, my surroundings and the subject. This is particularly true when I’m drawing people – my style is often very influenced by my interaction with the model.

As I developed this drawing, from an initial mass of white scribbles, the style that emerged was distinctly comic-book-like. Which is OK with me. I wasn’t afraid to distort the body slightly to fit the space – if it’s good enough for Egon Schiele, it’s good enough for me. I used white, sanguine and black conté crayons into my large, A2, brown paper sketchbook.


Over the last seven months, I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams in all weathers with 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.


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