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First life drawing 2013

At last, I found time to go to life drawing. I’ve been very busy since Christmas so it was a great pleasure to sketch tonight. The session was a two hour pose, the model was a real pro, stood still as a statue. The venue was, The Swedish Academy of Realistic Art in Stockholm.

I’m happy enough with the painting, I have to get used to spending two hours on a figure, for the last two years I’ve been drawing quick poses. Now I want to slow down and capture more detail, the biggest problem I have is the stiffness of the pose, I need to relax. I can see from my 5 and 10 minute poses from two years ago that they were also stiff. All I need to do is lots of these two hour sessions and I should eventually find a fluid line to my art.

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Watercolour Nude 2013.01.24 by David Meldrum
Watercolour Nude 2013.01.24

4 thoughts on “First life drawing 2013

  1. A beautiful watercolour. Like the way you use many colours on the body. It is so live.

  2. wonderful as usual

  3. Thank you aariho, I love playing with warm and cool colours, jumping from one to the other.

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