Sunday, 15 June 2014

Where am I going?

 I'm wondering if I ought to start mussing with these drawings back on the easel when I get home.  I follow quite a few blogs and just recently the very talented and hardworking Derek Jones has got me thinking.  There's something to be said for leaving them fresh and purely from life but maybe I should be pushing myself more.  Some weeks the only art I do is the life work and they just go into a great big pile until its time to prune then a whole load just get binned.  Its something to ponder.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Lady in red

It really throws me getting a clothed model every now and then, the fabric takes longer to render and one has to think hard about the figure beneath.

I failed to second guess the quicky poses well enough to get them looking sensible on the page but playing with the perspective of the last standing one was fun - placing her behind the other two but drawing her bigger.  There was a lot to get done in five minutes, too much really.


Shareen is very special though, very elegant and poised right down to her hands and feet, I would like to have had longer to capture that element of her.  She also has a lovely neckline and an overall serenity.  I guess I'd need a lot longer to do her real justice but its wonderful having such an inspiring model.

1 hour approx
Pan pastels