Tag Archives: conte crayons

Solidity

23 Jul

Here’s one of the thirty minute poses from Thursday evening’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I worked with black conte crayon, which is a fairly hard, oily pastel, onto some vintage paper, about A2 size. The model was standing very solidly, almost sculptural, and I wanted to capture that.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

Just Back …..

22 Jul

Just back from Swansea Print Workshop life drawing group and these are the first two poses of the evening, both 5 minutes to get us into the swing of it. I blurred some of the drawing because Facebook has been getting a bit twitchy lately and I don’t want to get a ban! It’s annoying …. they need to grow up!

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

Keeping Inside The Edges

21 Jul

Here’s the final pose I drew at life drawing last week, it’s the full one-hour after the break. I tried very hard to keep the figure within the edges of the paper, I often go over the edge but I was disciplined with this one. I used sanguine conte crayon onto vintage paper.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

The Hands!!!

19 Jul

This is the 30 minute pose from last week’s life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. Because of Covid19 restrictions, we have designated spaces in the drawing studio so we stick to one spot, no moving around to get different vantage points. I was stationed to one side of our model but I didn’t mind though as these side views can be quite dynamic. I got a bit preoccupied with his hands and ended up with them being different sizes, but I like them that way. I used a sanguine conte crayons and vintage paper.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

Head And Hand

16 Jul

After the quick poses at the weekly life drawing sessions at Swansea Print Workshop, we move to longer poses of around 25/30 minutes. This was a great one, with brilliant foreshortening – yes, I’m a glutton for punishment. We had 25 minutes so I thought I’d concentrate on our model’s hand and face. I find hands quite difficult to draw so I wanted to spend a bit of time to get something half decent. I used a sanguine conte crayon onto some very nice soft cream paper that I’d been given.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

Some Quickies

15 Jul

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop this evening, great session. I really like to work with this older model, so interesting to draw and very experienced. These are the quick poses, two @ 5 minutes and one @ 10 minutes. I used black and sanguine conte crayons onto vintage paper.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

This Was Awkward…

12 Jul

This was an awkward pose to do, lots of twists and turns, like the left arm and hand twisting around to settle awkwardly on top of the right hand. and the twist of the left leg and foot away from the right. Just those little adjustments in stance can make for a whole lot of extra work in the drawing. Still …. really good practice. I used sanguine conte crayon onto vintage paper.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

Drag Them On Their Side

9 Jul

Here’s another life drawing from this week’s session. It’s a 20 minute pose and I used the large wall mirrors; I preferred what I saw in the mirror, it’s nice to draw a back view for a change. I used black and sanguine conte crayons onto vintage paper. I like using conte crayons, they draw a good strong line but also make some really nice soft textures when you drag them on their side.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

Two Fives And A Ten

8 Jul

Just back rom life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. Good session tonight. Lovely model and I really got into the zone. Here are the warm up drawings, two five minute poses and then a ten minute. I used conte crayon onto some vintage paper I have knocking around. I love the shorter poses because they tend to be more lively, more movement, more of the essence of the model.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique 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 and 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.

Just Back …..

1 Jul

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. It’s late and I’m off to bed soon. Here’s a 10 minute pose from our brilliant model. I drew with sanguine and black conte crayons onto vintage paper.

Nos Da, Good Night

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