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Life drawing 10.11.17. Man & fabric.

Barry the model has had many portraits made of his craggy, proud face. I always think of him as Crassus. But with a watch. It was conscious of leaving the lower part of the painting; there’s a need for more … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 03.11.17. 2 models, many marks made.

2 Ladies on blue and green. This week had the excitement of two models. This can be daunting, but if you start with a plan and make some marks on the page things start flowing. The reflection in the mirror … Continue reading

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27.10.17. Jay, tall and poetic.

I’ve used Jay’s real name as he’ not shy. See Instagram #jay_life_model He’s tall and poetic in demeanor. Again just a pencil (a HB this time) and some choice on what to draw. I’ve taken out the easel he’s leaning … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 20.27.17. Pencil only.

The angular lady G with fluid blue ribbon. A 4B pencil. As a child I didn’t use colour, just this smudgy pencil. Strange to go back. The graphic designer in me had to make the ribbon blue. The angular lady … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 13.10.17. On dark ground.

Getting to the Mary Ward Centre early, I picked my place, set my easel up and painted both sheets of paper a very dark grey (a Valspar tester pot named ‘La Plancha’). The living, the dead and the plastic, reflected. … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 06.10.17. The dance of elements.

What to put onto the paper, what to leave out? These decisions aren’t usually thought through too much; we are creatures of instinct and repetition. Below are two different routes to making an artwork, both using a little thought before … 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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