Tag Archives: pencils

Life drawing 06.07.16. G next to the starless flag. Plus Skull.

This painting reflected the mood of the class on the outcome of the European vote. Hence the title. The simple stance and the wealth of surrounding detail added to the strong colours made for a decorative painting. This week’s theme was the relationship between … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 03.06.16. Robin the actor in pencils

Robin was as usual a joy to behold. As an actor he brings presence. The last work of the night. An hour. My own hand. 15 mins. Robin’s torso and very expressive hands. There was a lot of perspective going … Continue reading

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Sketching in the sun.

At a family BBQ with pencils and a sketchpad.

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Works worked on.

Aerial Remembers Acrylic, conté pastel, pencils, Japanese ink and lots of varnish. May 2016. 70x100cm. What happens after the action of the Tempest? Now free from obligation, what would Aerial do? A Reflection Oils, acrylics, conté pastel, pencils and varnish. May 2016. … Continue reading

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Life drawing 1 22/04/16. Ms T in many media

Ms T is a model with a dramatic presence; an arch of the eyebrow showing an inner strength? This work was planned in three distinct phases. The first marks were with a large brush heavily loaded with Wedgewood blue coloured acrylic … Continue reading

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Large Birthday card collaboration. Plus photos.

This very large birthday card was a piece made with my children. A lot of pencil sharpening with a scalpel. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Here’s some photography taken in the last month. Reims Cathedral interior. Looking at Reims Cathedral, photography by I Mill. … Continue reading

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Holiday Sketches

During some quiet moment I was able to sketch my children. The kids wanted to join in, hence the drawings which look like thoughts at the top of this page. These drawings are of me. The lower part of this … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 6: A, the pregnant model.

Only pencils this week. It was good to draw someone at such as special time in their life. A detail of the above. Each drawing had a different approach. Frenetic, tentative, flowing and structured. This was made from the top … Continue reading

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Life Drawing Holiday Special: The kids.

Drawings in pencils in a sketchbook in a small amount of time in Derbyshire in half term mostly in the kitchen. Continue reading

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Life drawing 27/11/15: Clifford sets the scene

The model charged the atmosphere this week with a technique of saying an excerpt from a scene in a play before freezing into a pose. This gave the pose a context, a strong starting point from which to cover the … Continue reading

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