Tag Archives: life models

I Was Ruthless

31 Jul

This was a 25 minute pose at last week’s life drawing session, but the first one I tried (below) just wasn’t grabbing me, so I started again. Sometimes when something isn’t working out, I keep at it and try and work it through, but this time, it really wasn’t getting anywhere. So I was ruthless.

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 Short Poses

30 Jul

We start our Thursday night life drawing classes with short poses to warm up. I enjoy these because they force you to concentrate on the essence of what’s there, rather than getting distracted by details. I used black and sanguine conte crayons onto some vintage paper, size A3, half the size of the pieces I’ve been using for quite a while now, but it worked out.

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.

Another Week, Another Life Drawing

29 Jul

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop, this is a 25 minute pose drawn with a sanguine conte crayon. Off to bed now ….

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.

Drawing On Rubbish

28 Jul

I tried something different for the final, one hour, pose at life drawing last week. I had these four pieces of paper that had been coated with yellow printing ink. I’d fished them out of a bin and they’d been knocking around for ages. So I loosely taped them to my drawing board and drew our model right across them, with conte crayon and Daler Rowney soft pastels. I liked doing it, drawing over the separate pieces sort of distracted me and I didn’t obsess so much about it. The rough texture of the paint adds something as well. I also like recycling stuff, I never throw anything away. I’m always surprised at the amount of stuff that ends up thrown away as rubbish in the bin at the workshop.

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.

Like Marmite ….

25 Jul

These reclining poses are like Marmite in our Thursday night life drawing sessions at Swansea Print Workshop. People love ’em or hate ’em. Personally I can’t get enough of ’em, I love the foreshortening, I’m a glutton for punishment. I used Daler Rowney artist’s soft pastels for this 30 minute drawing, onto a heavy vintage paper.

This one below is a 10 minute pose, drawn with conte crayon. I’m not happy with it, it’s out of proportion and it shouldn’t be – I had enough time to check it but it still went wrong. Oh well, it happens.

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.

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.

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