Category Archives: Life Drawing

Life drawing. Head over Heels

Friday night 6-9pm 28.09.18. The Mary Ward Centre. John Close was the tutor. Head over Heels. Acrylic and wax pencil on canvas board. Around 50 minutes. Thanks for the title Andy. The final pose of the night. The full figure … Continue reading

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Life drawing.Canvas boards & black paper.

Back to the Mary Ward Centre on a Friday night with the great tutor John Close. The model was the fantastic Dominic, a very enthusiastic young man with some very good poses. All work was made with one large brush, … Continue reading

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Life drawing: Francis Bacon.

Saturday 8th September. In a crypt in a church opposite Euston station. A great set up of scenes based around Francis Bacon. Around 4 hours of intense drawing. http://londondrawing.com/ Three Studies of ‘George Dyer’. Chalk and graphite sticks. The model … Continue reading

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Sketchbook: Wales

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Sketches on a trip to London.

The Natural History Museum followed by the V&A. Testing out the very black grease pencil (chinagraph pencil).

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Sketchweek 6: Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret + my son on the tube.

This was a fantastic show. Meow Meow is incredible. Musically pretty perfect too. I pray for a recorded version to torture / play to the kids in the car. Setting the scene: The Barbican hall before the performance. Pencil. 40 … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 5: Drawing in the dark.

‘Draw without looking at the paper’. The sort of thing an art teacher will say to a student. As it was nightime around a camp fire when this was made there was no choice. When I looked at the paper … Continue reading

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