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Life drawing. The actress.

The first Friday night of the new term at The Mary Ward Centre. The building, tutor John Close, model, fellow students and even the cafĂ© are all as wonderful as usual. Some new paints, some old bits of drawing material, … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Robin, tie, skull.

Robin, tie, skull. Acrylics and pencil on board. 1 hour. This was a fight from the off. The crop meant that the face did not coalesce easily. Texture and composition were fun. Here’s a close up of the texture on … 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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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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Life Drawing. Repeat Performance.

The last two sessions of the term at The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London. The figures on the left could be in a painting within a painting. The pictoral space is slightly out. A painting is like a song … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Studies for Repeat Performance.

Study 1 for Repeat Performance. These are studies for a large canvas which I’m working on at the moment. In the life class there are only a few subjects. The model of course, the fellow artists, Mr Skellington, the mirror, … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Andrew the Michael-Angelo-esque model.

This post contains nudity. If you have problems with this please swipe left now. Andrew Crayford is one of the top models about. His physique, poses and dramatic cascades of curls are always a challenge ot translate onto paper. Male … Continue reading

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