Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hmmm - no really, although we draw at 5:30 the model didn't have a 5 o'clock shadow. Grrr - still working out how to keep the paper from going muddy, and keeping the colours incisive. There's not much room for error. Coloured pencil on coloured paper.

Purple. Good grief - purple? Hey, if it was a long-lost Picasso from the blue period you'd be excited. Of course, Picasso would've drawn with greater clarity. Even he started somewhere though. I'm quite enjoying the experiments of adding darker and lighter tones over the mid tones. It feels like a whole new area to explore. Coloured pencil on coloured paper.

I feel as though this new season of life drawing is really starting to work for me - the big break through, he said, feeling slightly stupid about the whole thing, but pleased nevertheless; is being able to keep the model on the page. If nothing else, the drawing stays on the page. I attribute this to the more sophisticated and experienced Wellington models. Coloured pencil on coloured paper.

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