Thursday, 28 January 2010

Back to back

Couple of backs one male, one female.


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Variety pack

Bits and bobs this week. First a Michelangelo study.

Then the usual A4 drawings, concentrating on structure and lighting.

Finally, an A2 practice for life. This was drawn using the envelope, block-in, contour method. The shading was a mistake.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Michelangelo and bits

Lots more this week, some were OK.

This was my favourite apart though her shoulder is too bulky.

This one was drawn after looking at 50s pinups. Trying to simplify which has worked but it doesn't look anything like the source photo.

Now the Michelangelos on A2 in a Terracotta felt tip pen. The proportions aren't right though the exercise was interesting, particularly trying to match the direction of his hatching (which was neater than mine).


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Waiting for inspiration

A couple of weeks of lots of drawing but no real application. Unfortunately the first week of term was cancelled due to the weather so ended up doing more scribbles.

A couple for the painting: first A4 concentrating on the shoulders

Then an A2 charcoal. A bit heavy but I like the complexity of bones around the lumbar area.

Some more scribbles

 The next one is a proper (wood) 4B pencil rather than a B propelling pencil

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


Trying to concentrate on structure in an attempt to find an image for a painting. The first is of a model Becca with wonderful warm skin tones.

The second is more related to a specific idea: ophelia. The pose is wonderful with some great shapes. However, I'm not sure that the shape of the model fits the character. More to ponder on.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Bold point

Some scribbles in ballpoint pen. The idea was that this would make for bolder lines or more definite. The middle one worked well (even though I had to draw her legs three times).

Monday, 4 January 2010


Not sure if I'm making any progress. Trying to find an image for a painting but the painting (of the girl pouring water) was a mess.

Friday, 1 January 2010