Here are selfies – staged poses of myself, photographed with as ten second time lapse to allow me to get into position, and then drawn. The technique is to draw invisibly in clear water then drag a dark sepia conte crayon across it to develop an initial image.
Monthly Archives: February 2023
the art of not giving a f*ck while drawing
For each of three twenty-minute life drawing poses, I drew first in clean water so I could not see an image, then developed this by dragging a conte crayon (hard pastel) down the paper so the water caught the pigment to create a rough shape. I then drew into and around that shape.
In the second drawing, I also used opaque Inktense water soluble paint to draw in a sense of her tattoos.
I was trying to liberate my drawing over an obsession with accuracy. I succeeded at that at least
The warm up 2, 5 and 10 minute poses I focussed on just her feet using a soluble graphite pencil and water.