drawing, lifedrawing, Workshops

Life sketches

Last Saturday of the month and another life drawing workshop. Always enjoyable even after a long 12-week term of teaching!

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Mixed media on A2 cartridge paper 45 mins

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Mixed media on A2 cartridge paper 30 mins

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Conte crayon on A2 cartridge paper

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2 min warm-up sketch conte crayon

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Workshops

Portrait Workshop

Below are a few images of work in progress during today’s portrait workshop in Belmont Tower, Belfast with the lovely Ceardha as model.

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Shirley Barlow working in acrylics on board

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Roberta Lindsay working in soft pastels on pastel board

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IMG_6255I love this pose – Ceardha looks like she could have stepped straight out of one of Manet’s paintings!

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 Edward Cartin working in oils

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Kay McCrory’s pastel drawing

Sometimes as a tutor there’s a danger to hover over peoples’ shoulders making them nervous so during the longer pose I took the time to sit down and draw. The only space left to sit was right at the end which luckily enabled me to draw her profile

Interestingly early portraits by the Renaissance artists were always profiles

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Rosie McClelland – Willow charcoal on cartridge paper