Treading Water

Got back into life drawing today after a brief break.  I am disappointed with myself.  My drawing is going no where – I need to focus doing more and not just life drawing – any drawing will do.  Its time to experiment with different papers and more materials.


4 Hour Pose – tomorrow

I haven’t been drawing for a while.  Its a bit like going to the gym – you start missing a few sessions and then apathy hits.  I discovered a four hour session in Cardiff organised by Dave Daggers and thought hell, I am doing this.

I am apprehensive about the four hour session – it will be the longest session I have done.  I suppose the best way to manage it is to be as structured as you can – have a firm aim before you get there.  So the plan?

  • Focus on areas I don’t normally get the chance to work on in the shorter sessions such as:
    • Hands and feet
    • Head
    • Muscle tone
  • Start the session with a brief reprise on scale an proportion
  • Use larger scale paper – A1
    • Try paper with a bit off tooth in it
    • Get different shades (6 sheets)
    • Use softer materials – try some conte crayon
    • Experiment using blues, sepia and ocher colours to build up the form