Tuesday’s life drawing

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Rosa again. I struggled to find form, to be inspired. That’s the way it goes.

 

Monday’s life drawing

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A young tall gymnast with cyclist thighs. He had some interesting poses, like when he stood on his head for two minutes and held perfectly still.

 

 

Saturday’s life drawing

The model’s name is Rosa, I’ve been drawing her since I began life drawing which was back in 2011. I know all her poses, her curves and every muscle on her stocky frame because I have sketched her countless times. She used to be a circus performer I have heard, she is 60 years old –  she is young for her age.

Tuesday’s life drawing

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I seem to be back in the swing of thing when it comes to my life drawing. I’m keeping it simple at the moment, I use a 2mm 3b and 3mm 6b mechanical pencil. No watercolouring and no charcoal to distract me from catching the pose.

More life drawing from last week

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Trying hard to clear a backlog of work that needs to be published. Trouble is, I need to paint too.

Life drawing last week

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Here are a few life drawings from Monday last week.

 

Life drawing

My first life drawing session after the summer break. I was very rusty so only one sketch to show 🙂

Meldrum life drawing sketch
Meldrum life drawing sketch

The evening

In the evening of my first day following my tough new artist week schedule I went to life drawing. At this stage my food intolerance was setting in big time, I had eaten something that did not agree with me. I made it through the first half of the session but I was in too much pain and too tired to continue in the second half of the evening. I think it shows in the sketches I did, I haven’t shown the bad ones of course but I think I struggled with them all, at least it felt that way.

I was proud that I was able to produce so much in one day, I hope to continue doing this in the future, like I said in an earlier post – I’m not well today so no watercolours and no schedule was followed, hopefully in a couple of days I’ll be back on track.

 

Life drawing again

My first life drawing since the spring and I decided to use my watercolours. I used cheap Canson watercolour paper, I hate it compared to Arches or Fabriano but it’s just too expensive to waste a block of quality paper during a life drawing session. I used Koo i noor woodless watercolour sticks for the first time, I really liked them so I’ll be using them a lot in future. Each of these watercolours took five minutes to complete, at that speed one cannot hesitate – a quick line sketch of the figure and then paint as much as you can in the remaining time before the pose ends. It’s stressful for sure but I find it exhilarating.