Happy New Year 2021!
We had a little break over the Holidays and we have been back for a couple of weeks now settling in to our routine of our weekly Thursdays Night Life Drawing Group and getting ready for 'The Long Pose' next Saturday 23rd January 2021. See bookings below for details, and new 'drop-in' and concession options.
Last week we looked at artist Emma De Polney and took inspiration from her energenic use of inks, wax and fluid materials. I recommend taking a look at her work-
The Materials I used where-
Pen and Inks, Wax, Brushes, Watercolour and some watered down household bleach to use with Quink Ink (btw only Quink Ink works with Bleach) and watercolour paper and 2 Jar of water.
Our Life Model - @twisted.hazel and you can follow them on Instagram.
Video from 14th January 2021 of IG @twisted.hazel
Video from 13th December 2020 of IG @fra_.beecher
The Long Pose 3 & 1/2 hours
Sunday 13th Dec 2020
with Life Model @Fra_Beecher
Acrylic, Gold Acrylic, and Oil on Sized Paper.
Some Recomended materials
For a full list visit - drawing and painting with various mediums page
Book on and Join Life Drawing Live Online - 'Drop-in' & Concessions now available on all bookings:
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Life Drawings by Members
The online Thursday Night Life Drawing group and the Mid-Month 'Long Pose' sessions have become a small community of creative adventures, who support and share their work with each other.
We always have a short 'chat and review' session at the end of each session, which is lovely and post our work in a private 'Cluster' gallery each week and today some of our members have allowed me to share some of their recent drawings for everyone to view.
Many thanks, to Carol, Pauline, Sarah and Sue who have allowed me to share these fabulous Life Drawings. There are so many to choose from, 317 from the last 5 months, all of them are wonderful.
The ones I picked are a bit random looking at quick sketches some from longer poses, every drawing has merit in it own right without judgement. All are a spark of Art from the observation of Life Drawing to set alight flames of visual delight. : )
Many thanks go to our Life Models Fra Beecher and Andrew, for their inspiration and interpretations of the references of the human form, from ancient statues, renaissance through to contemporary artists.
Carol's Life Drawing
Pauline's Life Drawings
Sarah's Life Drawings
Su Melville's Life Drawings
Su is also a professional artist and workshop leader specialising in 'Art and Wellness' and Pastels.
Recent Life Drawing Practice
Thursday Night Life Drawing Group 1st October 2020
Charcoal sketches of Fra. For the first session of the month, we proceed with short and long poses following our model's lead. Next week I will be giving a short demo with a few tips and inspirating from an artist.
30th Sept Drop-in 1 hour-
Negative drawing with putty rubber and charcoal follow by a pastel colour.
Thursday Night Life Drawing Group 23rd Sept 2020
This week we took a page or 2 out of 'Quentin Blakes Unseen Art' (book and exhibition). I recommended using pen and ink and watercolour washes. Below are some of my drawings from the evening. Wonderful poses from our model Fra who was given the book a few weeks ago for her birthday which became our inspiration for the session.
Seeing the other side of Blake's work is a real treat...
Here are 2 blogs by people who visited the exhibition last year-
Penelope Rose Cowley, Artist, Tutor and Journalist of the Human Form.