Tag Archives: Male nude

4 Life Drawing sessions. 2 Grey/green man.

A new model to draw on another hot summer night. Diagonal Seated man. Acrylics and pencils on large paper.The sludge green/grey colour was made up on the spot and used as the base for the rest of the image. The … Continue reading

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Life drawing 29.09.17. The positive man.

It’s good to meet someone who loves their job. This model was really happy with the whole process and the end result that he had help create. This was a quick pose painted on prepared paper. The quick excercises and … Continue reading

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Life drawing 20.05.16. ‘A’ & ‘M’ in pencil Plus Mr. Skellington.

Posh coloured pencils this week as a client meeting earlier meant I had my smart clothes on; they would have attracted oil paint. The two models were fantastic to draw, their physiques and personalities being quite different all that was needed was … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 29.04.16. ‘A’ in green and blue. Plus little more work on Ms T.

‘A’ has one of the most sought after torso’s in life modelling. He was the first model I drew at the Mary Ward Centre. This was the last pose of the night. 30 minutes. A few days later some work … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 2: 080515. Barry in colour.

This gold paper is tough. Conté pastels don’t attach to the surface but scrape through the paint, revealing the gold underneath. 45 minutes. The reflection makes the image. A close up of of Barry, You can see the scratches.I’d forgotten … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 7: 27,02.15. Andrew & his Torso.

Andrew has a great torso. He has modelled at the British museum amongst the statues. The classical look of his musculature gives drama to any image of him. Nice guy too. This took 15 minutes. Painted over an average drawing. … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 4: 06.02.15. Felt tip man.

Created with felt tips in a sketch pad paper,  so around A3, under a 3rd of the usual size. Just normal Pentel felt tip pens plus a light wash of water with a big brush just after the model had … Continue reading

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Life drawing 2: 23.01.15. David the amazing.

I love drawing from life. David has a real spirit, poise and a need to get into some testing and probably painful positions.  I’ve tried to make my marks as bold as his poses. As you can see, the model’s … Continue reading

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Life Painting 2: 031014. Odysseus

The last pose of the night. The model has such a heroic demeanour he reminds me of the wandering Greek, Odysseus. The fact that I’m finishing Homer’s book might have something to do with it. His presence has an effect on … Continue reading

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Life drawing 2: 09/05/14 The classic male nude.

From my far viewpoint (at the back of the room, stuck in a lift, late for the class and had to fit in behind other artists). A dissatisfaction with my mark making using pencils. I took to an old sponge … Continue reading

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Life drawing 9: 22.11.13. Composition.

40 minutes of furious mark making. Tough stuff. The mirror in the back helps the composition. Five poses of five minutes each. All to make one image. The smallest was a try out for the long pose above. The work … Continue reading

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Life drawing: 5: 25.10.13. The Actor.

This was an hour pose. My pencil broke so that made my mind up to use as meny media as possible. A fair bit of smudging was used. All done while on the floor to get a strong perspective. Fe … Continue reading

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The first life drawing class in a while

How I loved it. A good tutor, model and venue. Friday night. The last pose of the night. My back was killing me. Drawn with both hands at the same time. An idea from the teacher meant to loosen you … Continue reading

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