Thursday, 28 February 2008


I was at our weekly life drawing session on Tuesday, but then went straight on to my daughters to help her move house. So only just got round to posting some of the drawings having returned home this evening. These two were done on A4 coloured pastel paper with charcoal and chalk - giving me three colours. The first image is of our model sitting on a large squiggy leather white pouf (is that how you spell it?) with a blanket over the top and I drew it on bluey/grey pastel paper. It was most unusual as this was the first pose of the session and the longest at 15 mins.

The second drawing I have posted was later in the session and as all the others a most difficult pose to recreate. I used pink pastel paper and again charcoal and chalk. I know the left arm is too narrow but I was concentrating on the foreshortening which I found difficult to achieve for some reason. If I had more time I would have improved the realism (I hope).


Robert A Vollrath said...

I like the top drawing with the gray color of the paper and the model's pose.

She's in her apartment alone wondering what to do with her life.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for your comment Rob. I could not stop thinking of her as a pixi on a mushroom!!!! but I prefer your interpretation.