Tuesday, March 31, 2015

3rd entry for March 6, 2015

These are some 5-minute studies at top, and a couple of 10-minute ones below. Pitt pen, ink washes on 18 x 24" Canson Recycled Sketch paper. The last couple are  perhaps 10 minutes, same materials on 15 x 22" watercolour paper.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

2nd entry for March 6th, 2014

 These are some 2-minute studies, also Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper

Friday, March 27, 2015

1st entry for March 6, 2015

The Friday night was the monthly Dr. Sketchy's Reloaded burlesque/drawing session. Ruby Moon was working that night, doing some retro pin-up/Bettie Page-ish posing. These are a 2-minute study at top and a bunch of the 1-minute studies that started the evening.
All of these are calligraphy-point Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Entry for March 3, 2014

It was a quiet Tuesday night at Artists 25 on the Tuesday night. Unrelenting cold weather was taking it's toll and only a couple of drawers. Paris was working, and these are all in the 25 minute range. Saul, the other person drawing was wanting a change from the typical all-nude fare, so we opted for a few partly dressed studies too. It was a nice change.
These are all ink washes and medium point Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of various watercolour papers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3rd entry for March 1, 2015

These are a couple of 15-minute and a couple of 20-minute studies. All are medium Pitt pen and ink washes on 18 x 18" and 11 x 15"sheets of various watercolour papers.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

2nd entry for March 1, 2015

These are three pages of 5-minute studies and a 10-minute one at bottom. All are ink washes and Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. I realized I had miscalculated on the likely number of sheets I'd need, so I doubled up on the two 5's to conserve paper.
Trying to bang in fast washes in the short poses is really good for pushing the envelope of how much I can depict. There isn't time to get very fussy in these shorter ones.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

1st entry for March 1, 2015

On the Sunday I went over to the Bampot tea house for their 3-hour session. It was a less crowded session, and Polyna was there working. These are 1-minute studies, using a Pitt pen on 18 x 18" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. I was trying to do the gestures blind, but as they progressed I was looking more. The blind gesture drawing really does seem to free someting up inside for me, but it is an exercise in trust. I don't like the look of them,  but the the process is definitely worthwhile.

2nd post for Feb 23, 2015

These are a mix of 5-minute and 10-minute studies, done with Pitt medium point pen and ink washes on a variety of watercolour papers and a couple of Canson Recycled Sketch sheets in here as well. as well. The papers are a mix of 18 " square and 11 x 15" sheets
I've been experimenting a bit as to how the wash drawings play on different papers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1st entry for Feb 23rd, 2014

On the Monday I got out to draw over at the White House Project in Kensington. Brandon was working there, and these are a bunch of 2-minute studies, and a couple of 5-minute ones at the bottom with some ink washes.
All of these have Pitt pen; calligraphy point for the short ones, and medium point for the longer ones. the washes are india ink in various strengths delivered with waterbrushes.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Entry for Feb 15, 2015

On the Sunday, I went over to ARC studio. Daniel was working that day. This is a 2.5 hour study, done with a preliminary pencil study, chinese ink washes as an underlay, and oil-based pencil on top in the foreground.
The paper is an 18 x 24" sheet of some Somerset rag paper.