A New Model – Female Nude (Parental Guidance)

6 Nov


I’ve been doing life drawing since I first started art college when I was eighteen and it’s been part of the curriculum of European art colleges for many years. The nude figure is a part of the European tradition and earliest examples are tens of thousands of years old, going back to the Paleolithic. It’s easy to forget that the study of the nude isn’t common in other cultures and I sometimes worry about putting my life drawings up here on my blog, but these are an integral part of my artistic practice and I feel it would be dishonest not to do so.


Paintings, drawings and sculptures of the nude are in most public art galleries and sometimes in public spaces in the UK and across much of Europe and there’s no big deal about children viewing this art, but it’s not always the case in other parts of the world. So I’m not going to self-censor my blog but I will make it clear in the titles that I’m featuring a nude and suggest parental guidance. Then it’s up to people whether they view or not.

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Last week, I worked with a new model and it’s always a bit nerve-wracking to produce a credible drawing while at the same time analysing a brand new face and form. I drew onto brown parcel paper with black, sanguine and white conté crayon. Here’s a slideshow of the different stages of the drawing.



I have a new piece of art in the Womens Arts Association exhibition, opening on Saturday 11th November. Please pop by and take a look if you’re in Cardiff 🙂


15 Responses to “A New Model – Female Nude (Parental Guidance)”

  1. sheldonk2014 November 20, 2016 at 14:23 #

    Thank you for your like
    it looks like I will be hanging out
    See you on the other side of creativity
    As always Sheldon

  2. kestrelart November 9, 2016 at 20:52 #

    What a great drawing.

  3. Conversations with Birds November 7, 2016 at 17:37 #

    Every child knows what a naked body looks like as does every adult. Just beautiful drawings Rose. All began with Mrs Griffiths Foundation course Model.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 7, 2016 at 17:44 #

      Thanks Ian. Ah yes, Mrs Griffiths, I remember her well. The nude seems to be a particular problem in the USA unfortunately.

  4. Nancy Farmer November 7, 2016 at 08:25 #

    beautiful drawing! It may not be a tradition to draw nudes, everywhere, but it’s what we all look like, everywhere! I don’t think you should worry. Of course, I’ve worried about some of my content, but mine has been naughtier 😉

  5. Alli Farkas November 7, 2016 at 04:35 #

    Lovely work with just three colors against the paper ground.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 7, 2016 at 11:59 #

      Thank you Alli, I’ve been doing quite a few like this lately 🙂

  6. Catwoods November 7, 2016 at 00:57 #

    Beautifully rendered, just exquisite!

  7. jotsfromasmallapt November 7, 2016 at 00:56 #

    Yes. Brilliant, indeed!!

  8. Lois November 7, 2016 at 00:36 #

    Wow!!! Just an amazing image…so beautiful! Brilliant!!

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