I fully intended to post a drawing from Milligan College, where we went for the Leaders in Christian Service convocation, as my friend’s husband was one of the those being honoured. With all best laid plans, now you have another pikkie of kitties. They were so cute in the afternoon sunshine by the door, and Cap’n Jack was especially good at modelling today.
What I really love about drawing from life is getting to know your model without talking to them. Just the act of drawing them several times allows you see the little quirks and traits that define our individuality.
victim model: when he concentrates, the eyebrows arch….they are rather expressive but trying to pin that quality down is quite difficult, I took five goes just to get to this stage. I know this is not an exact likeness but I hope my model is recognisable to those who know him….though I wish I went for a lighter grey today.
Well, lovely readers, I have made it to the half way point on my year-long journey. It hasn’t been an easy task to keep motivated but thanks to you all, looking over my shoulder and expecting the next post, I have managed to accomplish six months of daily drawing. With you help, I’m certain that I can make it to the end of 365 days, continuing with today’s expedition to Hampstead Heath and Keat’s House.
I was with a friend, so not much on the spot drawing (I can’t draw and talk, one of those tasks distracts me from the other) but she kindly became my model for a few photos. Earlier on our tour in one of the rooms I noticed that the light from the front window created interesting effects as she sat on the empire day-bed, looking out to the garden. I couldn’t ask her to stay in that position there and sketch (a bit rude to the tour guide) so I took a few photos and this is a quick play in pens. It’s by no means anything concrete, all the wrong angle and pose, but I think I can manage to make the photos work into a painting.
Thank you model!
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