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Give It A Poke

12 Nov

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Working with a long-time model at life drawing class at Swansea Print Workshop this week, I carried on using large (A2) pieces of brown wrapping paper and conté crayon, starting with the highlights in white and gradually incorporating sanguine and black. I’ve nearly run out so I’ve sent for new supplies – isn’t the Internet brilliant?

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My drawings are normally very linear and I want to push myself out of that tyranny of linearity so after a few basic lines to establish shape and proportion I started to jab at the paper, giving it a poke with short, sharp strokes, building the tones with tiny marks. I took a digital snapshop of the drawing as it developed, the stages can be seen in this slideshow.

 

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I have a new piece of art in the Womens Arts Association exhibition, open until December the 12th. Please pop by and take a look if you’re in Cardiff🙂

 

Head, Hands And Feet – Female Nude (Parental Guidance)

8 Nov

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I recently worked with a female model who is a body builder. I had worked with her some years ago before she started her stringent diet and exercise regime and it’s interesting to see how the shape of her body differed so much from before. She now has virtually no body fat.

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Before I started drawing in earnest, I did a small thumbnail sketch in the top corner in ink, to get familiar with the proportions and perspective.

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This pose gave me a good view of head, hands and feet and as it was an hour long, I was able to give them all a reasonable amount of attention. The hands were particularly difficult because of the foreshortening.

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I drew onto brown wrapping paper using white, sanguine and black conté crayons. I took photos at different stages of the drawing process and you can see the drawing developing in the slide show.

waa-invite

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🙂

 

 

 

A Male Nude (Parental Guidance Advised)

7 Nov
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A close up of a foreshortened foot

Another life drawing, this time of an older male nude, again drawn onto brown packing paper with conté crayons in black, white and sanguine. The brown paper gives a rich tonal base for a drawing.I like working with older models, their lifetime of experience is reflected in their bodies.

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Here’s a slideshow of the different stages of the drawing.

 

waa-invite

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🙂

 

 

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