Life drawing 20/07/14

Last week's session was a bit of a wobbly one, working from a male model. Back on the black ink, I binned most of my short pose paintings for their ineptitude. A few survived the cull, such as these two:

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5 mins, ink
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5 mins, ink

Then a couple of slightly longer poses, so I had a go with the oil paints on some A5 canvas paper, with middling results…

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15 mins, oil paint

 …then a long pose where I focused on the model's head, what with him having a frankly splendid beard. The colours worked out quite nicely here, especially against the yellow background.

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45 mins, oil paint

One of the more challenging sessions of late, which is just how it should be. That last piece certainly makes me want to try a few more dedicated portraits using colour oil paints – even though there's a whole raft of mistakes, there's a certain energy to it that pleases me. All of the (surviving) pieces are up on Flickr here.

West from Calton Hill

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Sketched in half an hour lunchtime today – click the pic to see it larger.  Ah, if I could do this in a lunchtime, imagine what could I do with a whole day of sketching? *wistful face*