Simple And Symmetrical

Here’s one of the 30 minute poses I drew at life drawing last night. I really love this one, it’s all simple shapes and very symmetrical. I drew with conte crayons in black and sanguine onto some heavy paper that I had used for a monotype, but I didn’t like the way it turned out.Continue reading “Simple And Symmetrical”

Just Back From Life Drawing

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop this evening, here are the first two quick poses, to get warmed up. Off to bed now. Goodnight. Hwyl Fawr 🙂 My lovely nephew (in the middle) along with these other wonderful young people have benefitted from the Children In Need charity and now they’re givingContinue reading “Just Back From Life Drawing”

Difficult Hands!

Here’s the last drawing from last week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I decided to focus in close on details and I used a ballpoint pen and work fairly small, size A3 paper. The hands were really difficult! My lovely nephew (in the middle) along with these other wonderful young people have benefittedContinue reading “Difficult Hands!”

Making It Fit. Or Not!

Here’s a longer pose from last night’s life drawing session – 30 minutes. It’s good to do the quick warm-ups first and then go into something more leisurely. Our model, an elder, is very experienced and creates interesting poses. This one was lovely to draw but there was no way I could fit him allContinue reading “Making It Fit. Or Not!”

I Like Dribbles

I had some vintage paper prepared with my home-made walnut ink knocking around in my folder the other night at life drawing so I used it for a portrait study of our model. I prepare the paper by wetting a very large piece of Fabriano 200gsm and stretching it onto a board. When it’s dryContinue reading “I Like Dribbles”

2 x 30 In Walnut Ink

Life drawing sessions restarted at Swansea Print Workshop this week, it was great to be back. I’ve been working with this elder male model for years, I really appreciate his professionalism. I did two 30-minute poses on the same piece of vintage paper with walnut ink, and put in some highlights at the end withContinue reading “2 x 30 In Walnut Ink”

The Replacements

And another lovely Baby Boomer, willing to sit for a thirty minute portrait sketch. It’s not easy to sit still and silent and have someone staring hard at you but it’s so interesting for me to be spending this time sketching and drawing. This is turning into so much more than a drawing project. I’mContinue reading “The Replacements”

The Life Model (Female Nude)

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop and we had an older female model this evening. I really enjoy drawing older people, bodies and faces are so interesting, lived in, expressive. It was pretty full tonight, with a wide age range of scribblers, from early 20s to 70s, great to be able toContinue reading “The Life Model (Female Nude)”

Tit For Tat

At last, one of my Baby Boomer ‘victims’ who drew me right back! A lot of the people sitting for this series of 30 minute portraits are fellow artists and this one scribbled me while I scribbled him. Tit for tat.