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.
Yes! Away with accurate drawing. I respond to the texture in the conte sketches. My favourites are the watersoluble graphite drawings. For me those shorter poses don’t allow for the mucking around I end up doing on a longer timed pose.
Good feet! Notoriously hard.
Part of the problem was I felt I needed binoculars to get detail of skin creases and nails on the toes.
Might be a bit odd to take them into a life class!
Very odd indeed. Similarly sitting really close.
Very expressive. More important that accuracy always in my book. (K)
So alive, so dynamic. Too many people are obsessed with realism and lost vitality
I wish I had more of the don’t give a f… when I’m drawing. Interesting work!.
I’m working hard at not giving a f*ck in art.