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.

9 responses to “the art of not giving a f*ck while drawing

  1. 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.

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