All posts filed under: life drawings

Drawing as a record of time

As an exercise, all #studies of Patrick for this session are layered on top of each other on a single sheet. They are drawn in compressed charcoal, chalk and sepia on A1 paper prepped with a green acrylic wash. Poses ranged between 5 and 45 […]

4 figure exercise

Three attempts at an online life drawing exercise – each drawing using the same model with about 15 minutes in each of the 4 poses on the page.

Online clothed figure drawing of Tanja

Thank you @TheJollySktcher for another fabulous online drawing session. #thejollysketcher #thejollysketcheronline #art #artinlondon #artist #artonpaper #worksonpaper #sketch #figurative #figurativeart #portrait #representationalart #jessmillerart #contemporaryart #contemporarydrawing

Rubens drawing theatre event

Chalk pastel drawings on black sugar paper of the incredible Valentina Rock as Hygieia – done with my “wrong” hand – from yesterday’s brilliant Rubens drawing event organised by LondonDrawing @JohnCloseArts @TheCryptGallery #DrawingTheatre


Medium: Acrylic paint on primed paper Size: h: 58cm x w: 44cm

Standing Man Life Sketch

Submission Accepted in New English Art Club’s Annual Exhibition

I am delighted to tell you all that my drawing “Standing Man” has been selected from over 1,000 entries to appear in the New English Art Club’s annual exhibition alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading figurative artists. The exhibition is held at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between 18 and 27 June 2015.

Alan: 3 x ink / bamboo sketches

3 sketches of Alan created with indian ink using  a metre of bamboo with a paintbrush attached to each end. The first two were 15-min monochrome sketches . The third image was a 1 hour pose – the first marks were gently done in Wolf’s carbon, then […]

4 sketches of Maria

I started with a quick sketch in Wolf’s carbon looking at contour rather than shadow: Then moved on to using three coloured pencils taped together for the next 10 minute pose: Went back to Wolf’s carbon for the next 10 minute sketch but this time was looking at the […]

1 pose, 1 view, 3 sketches

Louise kept the same pose for 2 x 2-hour sessions. I started with a 1 hour sketch in Wolf’s carbon: Then spent the rest of that session and most of the next on this watercolour painting on an A1 sheet of paper (approximately 2 hour’s […]