Thursday, 27 February 2014

Tied up

The tutor had rigged up a rope across the posing space today. Two 20 minute poses and one 35 minutes. All A2 charcoal and charcoal pencil.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014


Lots of quick drawings on Tuesday. Going from shortest to longest. First 30 seconds

One minute

Two minutes continuous lines with one blind (not looking at paper).

Three minutes using both hands

Then some longer poses of 10 to 15 minutes.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Background checks

No life drawing this weekend so spent some time finishing (or rather adding to) previous sessions paintings.




Tuesday, 11 February 2014


First quick poses. These were between 2 and 3 minutes each. Charcoal and charcoal pencil on 30"x22"

Then two longer ones - 15 minutes, same materials.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Deja views

Interesting approach this week: whilst the poses were 30 minutes each that 30 minutes was split into 3 sections so we were working on three drawings at the same time. First one though was only 20 minutes as the person drawing to my right decided to move infront of me after the first 10 so I had to move. Charcoal pencil, A2.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Plates of meat.

We were drawing feet on Tuesday. The booked model failed to turn up but thankfully the husband of one of the secretaries at the learning centre volunteered. All drawings are charcoal and charcoal pencil on A2. First some quick drawings, about 5 minutes for each pair.

Longer drawing two attempts: 30 minutes then 10, the later from a slightly higher viewpoint though not much difference in the shapes.