Wednesday, 22 August 2012

It's a "back" thing !

2B and 4B pencil on cartridge paper

I went to a Life Drawing Group on Sunday held in an old stone barn. It's a good thing it was a warm day but a really interesting venue owned by a sculpture under the name of Justin Illusions.
Sam, our model , is excellent - I don't know how she sits so still for so long. These were half hour drawings done in the afternoon after shorter morning poses.
There is plenty of space to move around the model but it was the human back that I found so interesting to try and capture. There's something wrong with her leg in the 3rd drawing hence it's shown as a smaller image.
 And don't mention feet !!!! I've got to practise feet.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Pen or Pencil

Pen and watercolour

2B pencil and watercolour

Two tries at the same subject - lilies growing at the moment in the garden. 

I said I'd practise sketching with a pen but I don't find it easy. I can't quite work out why I find it so uncomfortable - it just seems to lack the softness of a pencil. I enjoy the way a pencil mark varies in tone depending on the pressure you apply as compared to a pen which seems to lack that variation. 

Then, of course, you can't rub out a pen line !!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Calves and more calves

Pen on cartridge paper
Bridget Hunter 2012

I'm not doing well with the EDM Challenges, not keeping up. And I don't sketch well with a pen unlike all the wonderful sketching bloggers I follow.  But here's a page of calves leading up to the postcard to Cathy done in pen. My personal challenges have become to draw more in pen and to get those animal legs looking more shapely!