Back at Mark Kelland’s life class. I shall miss a couple, but it is good to be working to a structure. Using just charcoal and chalk today. The model was keen to adopt dramatic poses. To be fair, he was very good at holding them. These are the two 20 minute poses. We did several other quick warm up sketches.
E were working in charcoal this week. Rubbing it in to blacken the paper, drawing into that with a rubber to create the basic shapes and finally adding some white chalk for highlights. Drawing eggs and stripes…
Another portrait from the Atlas of Beauty. I’m finding them fairly addictive. This is fine line pen on a rough, coloured Indian Khadi paper. Highlights in chalk pencil. Low lights with a water pen fill of very ink wash. I find fabric very difficult to render.
Charcoal and chalk. This is well over life size. Not quite sure why we are doing such big pictures. What on earth do we do with them? I just end up storing them in a plan chest.