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!”

Framing The Model

Here’s the last life drawing I did at this week’s session, it’s a 50 minute pose and I used Daler Rowney Artist’s soft pastels onto a heavyweight vintage paper. It’s always a bit of a problem fitting the model onto the paper, so framing the subject is important. I decided to put our model intoContinue reading “Framing The Model”

A Bit Skewiff

Here’s a 30 minute drawing from the life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop the other evening. I went a bit skewiff with this one, with some deliberately wobbly lines, having a bit of fun with the shapes and pushing myself away from representational drawing. I’m using Daler Rowney soft pastels onto vintage paper. AContinue reading “A Bit Skewiff”

Taking Liberties

Here’s another life drawing from yesterday evening’s session at Swansea Print Workshop. I use standard sheets of paper and rarely cut them into another shape, which I suppose is a bit lazy. It’s often difficult to fit the subject into the paper without either cutting bits off or having lots of empty space. I loveContinue reading “Taking Liberties”

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”

Many Layers Of Scribbles

  Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop, where I worked with a long-standing model, an older man who’s been modelling for us for many years. He’s a great model, so still and comfortable in his poses. I drew onto my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet with a free Markers app. I laidContinue reading “Many Layers Of Scribbles”