Friday, November 27, 2015

2nd entry for Nov 12, 2015

Ren joined in partway through the session, and the top three are of him and Jack. These are 10-15 minutes each, and the final study of all three is  20 minute. These are Progresso woodless pencil crayon on 18 x 18" sheets of Canson XL Drawing paper.

1st entry for Nov 12, 2015

On the Thursday night Collective session, Richard did some initial solo poses, and was then joined by Jack. These are all on 18 x 18" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. The top three are done with a Pitt calligraphy-point pen, and the bottom two are Progresso woodless coloured pencil, on Canson Recycled Sketch paper above and Canson XL Bristol paper below that.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Entry for Nov. 9, 2015

Lindi was in at the Heliconian Club session on the Monday. These are some 1-minute studies, a couple of 5-minute ones and a 15-minute one below.
The top two are oil-bases pencil on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper, and the lowest one is Progresso woodless coloured pencil on Canson Bristol paper, also 18 x 24".
Check the Tumblr for more...

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Entry for Nov 5, 2015

 Alice was the volunteer model for the Collective's  Thursday session. These range from 5 minutes to 15 minutes, all on 18 x 18" sheets of paper.

Friday, November 20, 2015

1st entry for Nov 2, 2015

Denis and Lina were working together at the Heliconian Club's Monday session. At top are a 10-minute and a 5-minute study. Below that are the 1-minute studies that started things off.
A wider selection will go up on Tumblr.
These are all Pitt oil-base pencils on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Entry for Oct 1, 2015

A few studies of Murray from the Jam Factory session. The others will go up on Tumblr in the next while.
These are Pitt oil-based pencil on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper

Sunday, November 15, 2015

2nd entry for Oct 29, 2015

These are a couple of 10-minute studies above, a 15-minute and a 25-minute one below. These are all Koh-I-Noor Negro oil-based pencil on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Drawing paper.
The space was crowded, which I find challenging, but the poses, and Addi and Jacki's comfort with each other, balanced that out.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

1st entry for Oct 29, 2015

At a Thursday night Collective session in Riverdale, Addi and Jacki made a return visit. These are two-minute studies above and a couple of 5-minute ones below. All are Pitt pen on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Entry for Oct 26, 2015

Mixing it up with some different approaches on the Monday morning with Amanda at the Heliconian club. All are on 18 x 24" sheets of paper.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Entry for Oct 22, 2015

Jemma worked on the Thursday night for a Collective session. Top to bottom, these are two 1-minute studies, two 10-minutes, a 15-minute and a 20-minute study.
Pitt pen on Canson Recycled Sketch above, oil-based pencil on Canson Bristol paper for the bottom two.
All are on 18 x 18" sheets of paper.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2nd entry for Oct 18, 2015

These are, I believe, two 10-minute studies, a 15-minute one and a 20-minute at the bottom. The top two are Progresso woodless pencil on Canon Recycled Sketch paper. The lower two are oil-based pencil on Canson XL Watercolour paper.
Posting this session marks a personal benchmark. My math may not be dead-on, but I am confident that as of now I have 10,000 drawn studies of people posted on this blog. This blog began then as a replacement for an earlier Yahoo 360 blog I was keeping.
At first I was more picky in what I posted, but over time I decided it would be interesting to be able to see the context of the range of quality within which good drawings occur. So I have made this a sort of `process diary' and posted anywhere from 50% to 80% of most drawing sessions.
There has been a lot of material explorations up to now, and it's all here to see.
At this stage I'm not going to altogether quit posting here, as I like sharing work, but I am going to tail off how much goes up, and stick mostly to sharing strong process pieces, and unusual or out-of-the-ordinary sessions here.
A select number of the strongest studies will be up on the Tumblr as well.

Oh, and if you're feeling magnanimous, you can treat me to a coffee or help with some costs via the Donate button over on the side.