Tag Archives: life models

The Scribbled Figure

5 Dec

I tried out a different approach to life drawing the other evening, at Swansea Print Workshop. I’m working into a large A2 size brown paper sketchbook with soft Rembrandt pastels. My drawings are usually quite representational but this time I loosened up and had a scribble. It made me look at the model in a different way, identifying the patches of colour on her skin rather than details.

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.

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

Monday Video: Working With My Muses [1]

1 Nov

I’ve been browsing my YouTube channel and I’d forgotten a lot of the stuff on there, especially the earlier films. So I thought I’d spend the next few Mondays posting some of my art videos. Husb is the tecchie filmie person in the household and he puts these short films together. This is created from a digital drawing I did in a life drawing session about 4 years ago. I saved the drawing as I went along and then Husb edited all the saved bits together and added a soundtrack to show how the drawing developed.

Life models are the unsung heroes of the arts world. They inspire so many artists yet receive very little attention. It’s a privilege to work with these muses.

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.

Monday Video: Pensive

18 Oct

I’ve been browsing my YouTube channel and I’d forgotten a lot of the stuff on there, especially the earlier films. So I thought I’d spend the next few Mondays posting some of my art videos. Husb is the tecchie filmie person in the household and he puts these short films together. This is created from a digital drawing I did in a life drawing session 6 years ago. I thought the model looked quite pensive as I drew her, so that’s why I used that title. I saved the drawing as I went along and then Husb edited all the saved bits together and added a soundtrack to show how the drawing developed.

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.

Maintaining Motivation

17 Oct

I liked drawing this one-hour pose, it had a lot of interesting elements which kept my attention and motivation, which often drifts on these longer poses. There’s some great foreshortening with the right arm and leg, and the swivel chair had to be worked into the composition too.

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.

Getting Stuck In With A Brush (And A Cat)

16 Oct

Here’s the final, hour-long pose from life drawing the other night. I’m usually very tired by this point and I often find it hard to concentrate, so I switched from conte crayons to my home made walnut ink and a large-ish brush and got stuck in. It gave me a bit more energy and I really got into the brushwork, using an Isabey brush which is lovely to work with. I finished it off with a bit of conte crayon in sanguine to quickly add some background texture.

And as it’s Caturday, here’s a cat 😀

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.

30 Minutes Of Foreshortening Hell

15 Oct

I’m always up for a recliner at life drawing, even though I often get some wicked foreshortening to draw. And last night’s session at Swansea Print Workshop handed me this one! Not only foreshortening but also an upside down head as well. And an awkward hand. Ah well, it’s good practice.

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.

Short Poses, Late Night

14 Oct

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. These are two of the short poses we do at the beginning – 5 minutes and 10 minutes – to warm up. Tired now so I’m off to bed. Nos Da. Good Night xx

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.

Living On In The Digital World

12 Oct

Sometimes when I’m drawing I end up preferring an unfinished version, and that happened here with this recent life drawing. I often photograph them with my phone at different stages and the one above is my favourite. But you never know until you finish, and I carried on working in more detail. So the one I like best doesn’t exist in the analogue world anymore but it lives on in the digital world here.

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.

Three Short Poses Over Time

11 Oct

One of the really good things about life drawing sessions at Swansea Print Workshop is the variety of models who pose for us and I enjoy working with such a range of body types and ages. This older model is very experienced and he’s been posing for our group for many years. It’s a privilege to be able to follow how a body changes over time as well as really good practice. These three poses are the first in a session, very short so we can warm up and focus on the essence of each pose instead of the details.

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.

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.

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