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Weird Angles

9 Oct

Here’s a recent life drawing which is quite academic in the way I approached it. Our model was standing on a low table and I was sitting on a chair looking up slightly so I got to draw from an interesting but weird angle, and I needed to make sure I had the proportions and perspective accurate. In 30 minutes. No pressure then 😀

Here’s a 10 minute pose, one of the shorter ones at the start of the session, for us to warm up. Our model has been doing yoga for many years and held her pose comfortably. Another weird angle and it was quite difficult to draw.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

A Stiff One

16 May

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Back to normal and life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop this evening. I made a pear and chocolate sponge cake for our tea break. I often find that the drawings I do during the ‘long’ pose, usually about an hour, end up rather stiff, formal and academic. I suppose that isn’t a bad thing, but I wish I could get the freedom that I achieve in the short, 2 or 3 minute warm-up drawings. Ho hum.

Drawn in Faber Castell Pitt pens, sizes S and B and white and black conte crayons onto a piece of A4 mounting (matte) board, prepared with 2 coats of acrylic gesso and a black ink wash applied at random.

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