Beer, Poop And Corpses

BROWN Hiya. Rosie Scribblah here with another ten minute podcast, so grab a cuppa tea and a biscuit and sit back. This one is about the colour Brown and most of it I read about in Victoria Finlay’s book “Colour: Travels Through The Paintbox” and also some bits and pieces from round and about. FirstContinue reading “Beer, Poop And Corpses”

Three Short Poses

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop – here are the first three poses from this evening, we always begin with quick ones to warm up. She’s a great model. I used conte crayons in black and sanguine and I drew onto some paper that I’d used for another drawing, in walnut ink,Continue reading “Three Short Poses”

Just Back

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop and it’s late. Here are the quick poses that we start with, to get us warmed up. Two 5 minutes poses and a 10 minute one. I used conte crayon in sanguine and black onto some vintage paper, size A2. A Chance To Own One OfContinue reading “Just Back”

Walnut Two Ways

I used my home made walnut ink with two different tools at life drawing the other evening. I did the one above with a traditional dip pen, although I used a brush to do the hair and the swirly bits down the bottom. I find dip pens hard to use at first, I always pressContinue reading “Walnut Two Ways”

Doing It Differently

Here’s a 30 minute pose from life drawing session last week. I pushed myself to do something a bit different and blocked in the figure roughly with a square end brush and some of my home made walnut ink, thinned to a pale-ish wash. Than I worked into it while it was wet with aContinue reading “Doing It Differently”

The Sticky One

Here are some more sketches I did at Rosehill Quarry yesterday during the labyrinth refurbishment. I had some of my home-made walnut ink with me but no nib pens, so I rooted around on the ground for a bit of stick and used that instead. I should do it more often because it’s very freeing.Continue reading “The Sticky One”

Cockling The Labyrinth

Back in 1987, the Rosehill Quarry Project was turning an overgrown disused quarry on the outskirts of Swansea’s city centre into a nature reserve and community park. One of the things that was built there was a Cretan labyrinth. It was cut into the turf, revealing the red ash surface of the old tennis courtsContinue reading “Cockling The Labyrinth”

I Like A Challenge

I love to draw reclining poses, I’m a bit of a glutton for punishment and I like the challenge of foreshortening. This one was challenging! I think I’m going to work on this with acrylic paints and really make a feature of the patterned throw. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I haveContinue reading “I Like A Challenge”

Why Didn’t I Do This Before?

I don’t know why I haven’t done this before, carry on working on top of an existing life drawing. I must have thousands of them, and I never think of continuing to develop them once I’m out of life drawing group. So last week I did. It’s a bit rough and ready and I needContinue reading “Why Didn’t I Do This Before?”

A Thick Border

Here’s another 30 minute pose from last week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I’m working directly onto the paper (heavyweight vintage) with ink (home-made walnut husk) without mapping the drawing with a pencil first. The result isn’t as accurate but it’s pushing me out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing.Continue reading “A Thick Border”