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Sketchmania 2. Back to mono.

This all started when given some homework from my Friday night class of life drawing at the Mary Ward Centre. The work has been rather colourful of late, could you do some works in mono? Here they are. This was … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 6: The Australian.

This session was about the horizontal contours around shapes. This was the last session for the life model before returning to Oz. Again the paper was prepared before using toxic spraypaint. This was created in an hour of fun. Good … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 4 & 5: Two male sessions.

Icarus. This is on silver sprayed paper (I hate spray painting – it’s noxious). The models head was very near, hence the heightened perspective. There was a conscious decision to leave the background blank. Wings could be added. There is as … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 3. Tonal feedback.

In the crit at the end of the life drawing session asked why I painted on a loud pink spray painted background, I blurted out something to do with music feedback as a base for extemporising on. Having a strong … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 2. Wrong hand? Wrong media?

A found pot of ink and a pipette. Lessons on drawing with your ‘wrong’ hand, drawing without looking at the paper, drawing on crumpled paper, drawing with both hands. The last hour was spent doing this composition, with my fellow … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 9. Robin part 2

This was the final session before the Easter break. Adding the standing figure and background in two hours. The palette is more considered, the brushstokes a little less dramatic. If it’s exhibited I’ll try and work out a narrative. This … Continue reading

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Life drawing 8. Robin part 1.

Robin is a great actor and model. He is dramatic even when reclining. Now that is a loud background. An hour. This is the first part. There is room on the left for another pose, to be painted next Friday. … Continue reading

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