Saturday, 6 December 2014

One view three mediums

First pencil 1 hour.

Then acrylic 2 hours 30 minutes.

Finally charcoal 30 minutes.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Coloured dust

First some quick poses. Five minutes each on 30"x22".

Long pose I went to dark with the mid-tones and then overworked the face (making it too large). One hour 40 minutes.

Then coloured pencil on A2, about 90 minutes.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Lots of short poses on Tuesday, here are some sample.

A continous line with left hand then right. About 2 minutes each.

A one minute followed by a "not looking at the paper" 2 minutes.

One minute each with foreshortening. These would be interesting in longer poses.

Drawing with both hands. 3 minutes each - switched between left and right for the charcoal and charcoal pencil.

A couple of 20 minutes drawings to finish. First in an oil based pencil:

Then in charcoal and charcoal pencil:

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Local tone

First some quick drawings. 5 minutes each in coloured pencil.

Then charcoal about 1 hour 30. There is too much local tone here (ie. the lighter areas in the shadow should be darker) which I might fix.

Friday, 14 November 2014

More shadows

Three 20 minute drawings in charcoal and charcoal pencil.

30 minutes in pencil

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Darkness looms

First some quick poses. Three 3 minutes and one 2 minute (the continous line).

Long pose with shadows.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Tone and line

Quick poses about 2 or 3 minutes each (not timed). Charcoal pencil on A2.

Long pose 45 minutes in charcoal and charcoal pencil

Finally a 30 minute pencil drawing.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Near and far

Short poses using 4 foot canes and wax pastel. All 3 minutes on A2, the last two with the wrong hand.

Long pose, probably about 90 minutes was focusing on a cropped section of the body. A2 charcoal and charcoal pencil.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Opaque and transparent

First some quick drawings. 5 minutes each in charcoal and charcoal pencil.

Then the paintings both about 90 minutes. Acrylic 20"x16".

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Binocular vision

Two versions of the same pose on Saturday, first A2 coloured pencil, then quarter sheet acrylics. Both took about 2 hours.I was hemmed in so could not stand back to correct some of the proportion issues.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Counting Chickens

We were hatching tonight. Three 10 minute drawings in pastel pencil on A2.

Long pose about 50 minutes. Coloured pencil on A2.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Models are like buses

We weren't sure we'd have a model tonight but in the event we actually had two turn up so one was turned away. First some quick (2 minutes or less) coloured pencil on A2.

40 minutes in Charcoal and charcoal pencil on A2 (a little elongated).

Finally 30 minutes in graphite on A2.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


We were doing wipeouts with charcoal on Tuesday (which coincidentally I used last week too). First some quick sketchs. Three minutes each, charcoal pencil on A2.

Then the wipeouts. First one 10 minutes, the second 50. Charcoal and charcoal pencil on A2.