All posts filed under: life drawings

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 […]

3 x life sessions with Estelle Lovatt

The last 3 life session of the semester taught by Estelle Lovatt, keeping the same model and pose for the first 2 sessions – it was meant to be all 3 but Pamala was unwell the last week so Louise modelled instead. The first drawing […]

Francis session ♯2

Series of quick sketches of Francis created mainly by using a reed or scratchy pen dipped in indian in – not an easy medium to control.

Alan: session #2

Colour sketches were each made in about 10 mins using water soluble felt-tip pens. The b/w drawing was made using Wolf’s carbon pencil and chalk on tinted paper and took about an hour to sketch.

Francis sketch ♯1

90 minute sketch of Francis. Interesting to find that after a 15-year break I default back to my college drawing style. Hopefully my mark-making will develop from here and mature under Mick’s expert tuition.