Fierce Foreshortening

8 Apr

Steve 6

I try to get along to life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop as often as I can, usually manage every couple of weeks. This week I sat in a position that threw the model’s foot out at me, giving some fierce foreshortening. It’s really good practice; drawing underpins all the art I make, I need to keep my skills sharp so that I have the confidence to experiment and take risks when I want to.

I started out with white conté crayon onto brown wrapping paper, to block in some basic highlights, then added mid-tones with sanguine and finally the darkest tones and detailed line in black.

 

I have put my series of drawings en plein air of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page. This one is the legendary grave of Saint Elfys (Elvis) in Pembrokeshire, not for from the Presceli Mountains. Elfys? Presceli? Elvis Presley? Coincidence? hhhmmmm

St Elvis

6 Responses to “Fierce Foreshortening”

  1. Alli Farkas April 9, 2017 at 01:06 #

    Pulled it off with panache, as usual.

  2. jotsfromasmallapt April 8, 2017 at 23:08 #

    Fiercely fabulous!

  3. Leonie Andrews April 8, 2017 at 22:58 #

    I’m struggling enough with getting buildings in perspective, let alone something as challenging as this! Well done.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 9, 2017 at 06:46 #

      Thanks Leonie. I spent most of the time drawing the foot

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