Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Lifedrawing - 19th June.

Lots of short poses this week, ranging between 30 seconds and 15 minutes.

Still feeling rusty but the drawing muscles are beginning to creak back into life again.

15 minute poses

Monday, June 12, 2006


Last Tuesday I went along to my first lifedrawing class since about 1998 and thoroughly enjoyed it, despite my rustiness.

Great fun to be messing about with sticks of charcoal again, capturing poses and gestures only held for 30 seconds or 5 minutes at a time, there were some longer poses of 20 and 25 minutes too. Perfect.

During the break, when most people went off for a drink, we had a nosy around at everyone else's drawings, and I recognised the work of at least one or two bloggers I read regularly.

I definitely need more practise, so I'll be going back for more soon.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

A rough sketch for a mural.

The random blobs are hummingbirds, toucans, parrots and butterflies, with orchids, gerberas and 'marvel of peru' flowers.

Not sure why it seemed like a good idea to only use South American species, but it makes me very thankful for the advent of google image search, the days of the long walk to the library and it's photocopier seem a very long time ago.