Thursday, 12 January 2017

At the Double

I had two life drawing sessions on the bounce this week. First was at SCAC with artist and model lovely, lissom Laura Ryan then a private session at my bachelor penthouse flat where Alexa Garside and I drew the fabulous Naomi Wood. After a fairly long gap in Mallorca where the life drawing sessions are very thin on the ground it was great to get back in the saddle in arty farty Brighton where we are spoilt rotten for drawing. Her are my best scribblings from the two sessions.


Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Katie

Last night I attended my first life drawing class for a while at SCAC in Brighton and our model was titian haired beauty Katie who was a delight to draw. The sparce class (first of the new year and bloody cold outside) was attended by regulars- fellow cartoonist and lover of Mad magazine, Geo Parkin with his newly sprouting full beard and Rich Newman showing off his new iPad to the envious attendees. needless to say, we repaired to the favoured local hostilery afterwards to discuss all and sundry and quaff strange ales. Fun fun fun!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Laura- the face in the misty light.

Last night I went along to SCAC for my second life drawing session in 5 days. Our model was the lovely, lissom Laura who shares a birthday with me but not in the same year (alas!). I used the session as an excuse to go mad with my new set of watercolours as recommended to me by Jan Irvine. They're fab and made by Ko-i-Noor. Laura liked one of my drawings so I gave it to her. It was a quiet class probably due to the shit weather but very enjoyable nonetheless. The usual suspects repaired to Witherspoon's afterwards to put the world to rights. Here are my best efforts.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Portrait of the artist as a young nude man

I'm back in Brighton briefly and was asked by Amy Squirrel from Draw if she could interview me about my career as an artist for the Draw blog. She was hosting a life drawing session on Thursday night so I braved the wind and rain of mid-summer England and went. There were only a few attendees, probably due to the lousy weather but one of them was Jan Irving whom I've known for a while and always admired her amazing skill at capturing the figure in motion- that's tough! Our model was Ollie who I hadn't drawn before but he was very good. The theme was colour in art so he was posing with a paint brush and palette. Here are my best efforts from a very enjoyable session.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Ingrid

I was back in the vaults under the cathedral of Palma again yesterday with my friend and co-exhibitor Anna for another life drawing session. The model this time was Ingrid and here are my best attempts at capturing her.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Rachel under the Cathedral

There is a big contrast between the availability of life drawing sessions in Brighton and Palma.
In Brighton you can go to many different life drawing sessions in different venues all over the city both day and night and in Palma I can only find one. And it only happens once a week on a Wednesday afternoon but it does take place in the exotic setting of the ancient stone vaults in the shadow of Palma´s magnificent cathedral. So it was there that I persuaded my Russian friend Anna with whom I had a recent exhibition at the German Consulate to join me in drawing the beautiful Rachel. Here are my best attempts.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Sploshiness abounds!

After a self-imposed 6 month period of drawing in coffee I attended last night's life drawing session at SCAC in Brighton and went a bit doolally with the colour. Our model was the excellent Jenny and I had great fun capturing her lovely curves in pencil and splashy watercolour. Then the usual suspects repaired to a public hostillery for copious quaffage. Maaaaarvelous!