Charcoal For the final life drawing class in the series, I felt more confident about looking for areas of light and dark on the model and draw those rather than outlines. Sometimes doing less has a greater impact. I’m delighted with what I’ve learnt and how I’ve progressed. And I’ve met some terrific people. 🙂Continue reading “Less is more”
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I was just reading in Katy Hessel’s new book, that it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that women were allowed to study the nude from life. I’m so thankful to live in times when we all have so many opportunities. It’s better for all of us! Published 2022
Begin with Life
Week 1 Life drawing class Fibre-tipped pen and charcoals.
Wading through the adult world
I couldn’t wait til tomorrow! Inktober begins on the 1st of October, but I wanted to get going! My drawing needed a jump-start, so Inktober came at the right time! Draw something with ink, every day. You can use their prompts, or go maverick- just as long as you get started!
It’s amazing what you find in charity shops/thrift stores- beautiful vintage ceramics. Definitely for use, not display! These are from the 1930’s – they are crying out to be used! So I do, and they inspire me to draw. 🙂
What happens when colour resists the surface because of another material? I thought I’d have a go and see! I got some bleach and dribbled it on the paper, then splodged some watercolour of varying consistencies over it, and this is the result. I like the random pattern it created – some flicks of colour,Continue reading “Resistance”
DIY art – in the pink
The title of a poem by David Whyte got me started: Everything is Waiting for You. So I looked around to see what was waiting around the house: emulsion paint from the decorating, filler used to fill in holes, plastic from grocery tubs, tissue paper from a purchase. And then I played! Added a touchContinue reading “DIY art – in the pink”
Let sleeping dogs lie
A new puppy in the house! Chance for some sketching! Quick- before she moves 🙂