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Drawing birds?

In amongst work on my boats, I’ve managed to do some drawing today. I went to the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Slimbridge, which is just down the road from us, and had a go at painting some of the birds from life. Not brilliant, but it’s a start. I shall go back over the winter to see the migrants.

In the evening, I went to the Stroud Life Drawing drop in session for the first time in a long time. We had a lovely model, which made a nice contrast to the middle aged men that I seem to have been drawing in life classes for years. I used pencil to try a tonal drawing, which is not usual for me. Worked quite well and was fun to do.


Back at the life class

A good, new model tonight. He had the most wonderful roman nose. Caesar would have been proud of it. I experimented with various media. Red, black and white chalk, biro, charcoal on different papers. I really liked the biro, although I only had 15 minutes for it.

Life class without tutor

Our tutor was ill, so we had to run the class ourselves. Or to be more honest, the model did. It was actually good to spend some time just drawing and not learning a new technique. The model said he was happy to do whatever we wanted. I don’t think anyone had the nerve to say “can you take all your clothes off so that we can all sit and stare at you?” Drawing clothes is quite a challenge, anyway.