Friday, 31 January 2014

Where does the time go?

Just two from Thursday. First a whole hour for a line drawing in charcoal and charcoal pencil on A2.

Second drawing same materials 30 minutes.

Thursday, 30 January 2014


But I should have checked the drawing (or the model's expression). A3, watercolour and ink.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Long legged syndrome

I think I should have measured. These are 5 minutes on A1 charcoal pencil.

Long pose more considered in pencil.

Thursday, 23 January 2014


Still trying to simplify. 30 minutes charcoal and charcoal pencil on A2.

Sixty minutes.

One odd thing about these images is that they were originally greyscale and yet the first now appears blue and the second appears brownish red.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Out of proportion

Still trying to simplify but had problems with proportions. First some 2 or 3 minute poses.

Then a 15 minute

Finally an hour.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Romeo and Juliet

Some drawings from a DVD of the ballet. I would like these to be gestures but to be honest they were more detailed pencil drawings that I simplified with pen. I'm hoping to work them into a painting but I'm not sure how to include enough detail and also to make sure the painting represents the movement involved.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Shapes and Volume

No sculpture this term so more life drawing. These are all 30 minutes in charcoal and charcoal pencil on A2 paper.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014


Quite a few of the short poses were off true for verticals and the model would have fallen over if he stood like this. First a couple of 5 minute charcoal pencils.

Two three minutes, the second with the left hand.

Two continuous line drawings in felt-tip pen.

Long pose the model couldn't fall over as he was sitting down. 1 hour in pencil.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Blue Velvet

I forgot how long ten minutes was for the first short pose so rushed it without getting the overall proportions correct. Three 10 minutes, A2, charcoal pencil and charcoal (on the first).

Long pose I may have exaggerated the leg length and the contrast between the model and the drapery but I kind of like the result. About 1 hour 30 minutes, charcoal pencil on A2.