Wednesday, February 29, 2012

1st entry for Feb 26, 2012

On the Sunday afternoon, I got in for some drawing as well. B-  was working.  He is a really strong model. His repertoire of favoured poses is fairly fixed, and I've drawn him enough times that they are all familiar territory.
The good side of that is that it encourages trying something different, if I don't want to repeat existing
drawings I've done. (Not that that's the worst thing - One never stepping in the same stream, and all...)
With my aim to be bolder, I was continuing the more close-up cropping. Not having the whole figure in view made keeping proportions in line more challenging, but I wasn't too worried about that.
The top study is roughly 12 minutes; the next two are 20 minutes each, and all of the top three are on sheets of 90 lb Maidstone. The top two are on 20 x 26" sheets, the third is on a 22 x 30" sheet.
The lowest one was 15 minutes, and is on an 18 x 24" sheet of Canson Sketch paper.
All are done with hard U-Art charcoal.


Clive said...

Hey Thomas, still check your blog regularly to enjoy the lifedrawing. I order Koh-i-noor nero #2 crayons regularly from Currys, and they're telling me that they will no longer be getting them from their supplier. I'm making a desperate bid to get them to send me all they have as I want to use these for a drawing series I'm working on.

Do you know of a solid source of the crayons off hand? Do you know of another supplier other than Currys I can order from?

If you find a moment for a quick reply here or to my email at I'd really appreciate it.

cheers, Clive Powsey

Thomas Hendry said...

That's an inspiring blog, Clive!