Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Contrast and focus

Foreshortening practice on Tuesday but first some quick poses. All 2 minutes in charcoal and charcoal pencil on A2. The last two were wrong hand.

I did the foreshortened pose sitting on the floor and close to the model to emphasize the perspective. The first was about one hour, the second 30 minutes.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014


Struggled tonight. First some 2 minutes (one is with left hand).

Long pose we were supposed to be drawing in the style of another artist. This was supposed to be Giacometti. About 80 minutes in pastel pencil.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Composing and deconstructing

More wipeouts in charcoal like last week. Concentrating on the composition and also incorporation of cast shadows (not focus just on the figure).

Two 10 minutes.

Long pose one hour. Added some charcoal pencil. 

Monday, 9 June 2014

Just drawing

Keeping it simple. All drawings on A2 paper. First some 15 minute drawings in sanguine conte pencil or graphite pencil.

Long pose 45 minutes in graphite.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


Working dark to light by preparing the paper with charcoal and then using an eraser to remove the highlights tonight. We did the quick poses in a similar fashion. These are 5 minutes on A2 though the last was nearer 3 as I'd only prepared 2 sheets.

Long pose about 90 minutes. Added charcoal pencil and used watercolour paper to add texture.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Once, twice, three times a lady

Three 35 minute poses with different materials. First pencil and carbon pencil on A2.

White pastel pencil on A2.

Conte crayon on 35cm x 50cm