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A New Model – Female Nude (Parental Guidance)

6 Nov

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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.

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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.

 

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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 🙂

 

The Home Run

1 Nov

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And now into the Home Run, here’s my 91st Baby Boomer sitter out of the 100 I want to draw by the end of the year. We’re a big demographic, the Baby Boom began in 1946, a year after the end of World War 2 and ended in 1964, a couple of years after the birth control pill became widely available. The oldest, 70 this year, grew up boogieing to rock’n’roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues, those in the middle grooved to rock and metal while those at the end got down with punk!

 

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

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Behind The Scenes

31 Oct

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And here is number 90 of the 100 Baby Boomers I aim to sketch by the end of the year. I’m so excited to have reached this stage, I felt like giving up a couple of times along the way because there has been a lot of work behind the scenes to find people willing to sit for me, to find venues to draw them and to book people in, lots of admin. I’m grateful to all those who have been so willing to have me staring crossly at them for half an hour.

 

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

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The More You Look…..

30 Oct

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This is the 89th Baby Boomer out of my target of one hundred people sketches of people of my generation. At the risk of stating the obvious, there is such a huge range of features and faces. Normally we don’t really scrutinise people’s features because we’re brought up to think it’s rude to stare but I’m an artist, so I stare and the more you look the more you see and the more the differences between people become obvious.

 

 

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

Quoit

The Scariest Combo

29 Oct

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When I started this epic task, to draw one hundred people of my generation, the Baby Boomers, there were two things that I found very hard to draw – spectacles and facial hair and the two together were the scariest combo of all. But now, with so much practice ….. not bothered at all …….. Here’s number 88 of my lovely sitters.

 

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

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A Relaxed Squiggliness

27 Oct

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I’m getting through these Baby Boomers at quite a rate now, here’s number 87 out of my target of a hundred. My style changes according to the person I’m drawing. Some people require a certain formality and precision of line, others invite a relaxed squiggliness. I’m sure that my phraseology wouldn’t pass muster in a modern artist statement, but I don’t care 😀

 

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

Quoit

Always Room For Improvement

24 Oct

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And another lovely Baby Boomer – I’m on a roll! I set myself the task of drawing 100 Baby boomer, my generation, by the end of this year and here is number 86. I just love doing this, such interesting conversations and faces full of life and experience. It’s developing my drawing skills – there’s always room for improvement. I am using a 4B graphite stick into my spiral bound, hardbacked A4 sketchbook.

 

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

Quoit

 

Still Learning

23 Oct

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This is sitter number 85 out of my target of 100 Baby Boomers sketched by the end of this year. I’ve improved so much in my ability to sketch faces quickly and with reasonable accuracy, some more and some less, while retaining my own style. It’s very different to working with professional models and I’m learning so much from it.

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

Quoit

Boomtime Again

22 Oct

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I’m still working on my series of sketches of Baby Boomers, aiming to complete one hundred by the end of this year. This is my 84th sitter and it’s a relief to have done so many now. I love doing these drawings, they are so much more intimate than drawing from photos.

 

There’s more of my art to be seen in my online Gallery in Artfinder, please click on the image below to take a look. Thank you.

Quoit

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