Scribbling Over And Saving Money

27 Apr

April 2

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. I can usually only manage to get there for the second half, 8.30 – 9.30 pm when we have one full-hour pose. I drew with white, sanguine and black conté crayons onto brown wrapping paper, it’s about A2 in size.

April 1

I did a few quick warmup sketches first to get used to the subject, you can just about see them under the final drawing. I don’t mind drawing over things, it adds an extra layer of interest – and saves money!


I have put my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  Please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page if you’d like to see more of them. This one is Saint Elfys’ Stone in Pembrokeshire. That’s pronounced Elvis BTW 😀

St Elvis

9 Responses to “Scribbling Over And Saving Money”

  1. annerose April 28, 2017 at 16:49 #

    I agree, painting over is a good way to work. That white canvas is such a bully and saving money is the only way! Nice drawing Rosie!

  2. The Housecat Diary April 28, 2017 at 08:10 #

    It’s always a great idea to recycle. I’m presently of two minds whether to throw a canvas and keep the stretcher or just paint over. Decisions decisions.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 28, 2017 at 12:34 #

      I saw an exhibition of early Picassos a couple of years ago and all the canvasses were painted over – a lot of them weren’t his to start with. It gave them a vibrancy and depth that a smooth new canvas couldn’t have. So if it’s good enough for Picasso …..

  3. alethakuschan April 28, 2017 at 01:16 #

    A powerful drawing. I like the effect of the figures seen through him.

  4. Lois April 27, 2017 at 23:26 #

    Wow! Fantastic!

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