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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 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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Sketchweek 2: Climbing in Derbyshire

My sons went Geckos climbingĀ  club on a holiday (link here). This was in the beautiful Derbyshire peak district on gritstone which is great to climb on. I stayed on the ground and watched in wonder. There was some time … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 1: Family

The amount of times you’ve looked at your family. As you know them so well, there is only so much you can fit into a drawing of them. My Father. 130718. Pencil in sketchbook. A sense of calm. A detail … 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. Summer colours.

Being the summer, I thought the palette needed to lighten and brighten itself. An hour on the seventh floor. Acrylics and pencil. There’s quite a lot going on here. Four poses by the model, three artists and the room itself. … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 25.05.18. Nearly fainting…

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