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.