Just Back …..

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

The Lounging Pose

Here’s the last drawing / painting I did at life drawing last week. It was a 60 minute pose – nearly – in gouache onto black paper. I like these lounging poses, they’re very natural. Having an hour gave me a chance to really concentrate on things like perspective, foreshortening and measuring. It isn’t asContinue reading “The Lounging Pose”

After The Short Poses ….

After the short poses at life drawing sessions, we move on to 30 minute poses, where I can focus a bit more on the details, but not too much. This week I did a portrait and a reclining pose. Two of my favourites. I’m using gouache into a black sketchbook.         AContinue reading “After The Short Poses ….”

The Short Poses

We always have a few quick poses at the life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop, a cuple of five minutes, one or two ten minutes. These are great because they force you to concentrate on capturing what’s essential, the basis that underlie the image. In the 5 minute pose above, our model poses withContinue reading “The Short Poses”

Just Back From Life Drawing

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop this evening, had a lovely session, we are lucky to have such a brilliant group of life models. I’m off to bed now, I’ll publish the rest over the next couple of days. This is a quick 5 minute pose ….

A Head In Gouache

Here’s another drawing I did at last week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I spent some time doing a portrait in a 25 minute pose. I used black and white gouache into a black paper sketchbook.       A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I have some small screenprints forContinue reading “A Head In Gouache”

Wet And Dry

Here are a couple more short poses from Thursday evening’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. The one above is a 5 minute pose and the one below 10 minutes. I was using gouache for the first time for life drawing, white and black onto black paper. I enjoyed the feel of the paintContinue reading “Wet And Dry”

Just Back ……

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop this evening. Tired now. Here’s a five minute pose. I used gouache which I’ve hardly ever done before, black and white paint into a black bound Seawhites A4 sketch book. Nos da. Good night.

The 60 Minute Pose

Here’s a 60 minute pose from life drawing session a few nights ago at Swansea Print Workshop. It has some difficult foreshortening and I ended up with two hands, two feet and a head which is a lot of drawing.  It’s distorted but I like that. I admire the work of Egon Schiele, who alsoContinue reading “The 60 Minute Pose”

No Foreshortening

Here’s a 20 minute pose I did during the latest life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I didn’t particularly like the angle but with the Covid19 restrictions, we can’t move around the drawing studio to find another vantage point, like we used to – we have fixed workstations now – so I had toContinue reading “No Foreshortening”