A street scene – just trying to get the lines in the right place – St Martins Square , August 2018
Dick the Bad
Richard III’s skeleton was found under a car park in Leicester. He died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. He has now been reinterred n Leicester cathedral. Whether he was really as bad as Shakespeare portrayed him remains a matter for much dispute.
The figures I have drawn aren’t quite the thing.
and this head looks rather messianic . . . the other two are not him!
Alice Hawkins – Leicester suffragette, from the recently erected statue in Leicester market place.
Quite a productive day!!
Kirby Hall was built in the hope of receiving Queen Elizabeth I on her annual ‘progresses’ around the country. it was begun in 1570 by Sir Humphrey Stafford, and completed by Sir Christopher Hatton. It is now in the care of English Heritage.
It’s very near to where we live, and as we’ve joined EH we can visit for the odd hour or so whenever we wish.
and one from August:
St Michael and All Angels, Lyndhurst – where Alice Liddell, the original Alice in Wonderland, is buried.
Blandford Forum, Church of St Peter and St Paul, one of the few Georgian churches in England outside London.
St Mary’s Church, Lover, Redlynch.
A slightly wonky Winchester cathedral
and from another angle
And a rather squat King Alfred, whose statue is inWinchester.
This last was drawn from the park. The nearby toilets had a musical accompaniment – at one time the Valkyrie!
I have not actually stopped drawing completely. So …
Barn opposite the cottage
Horse at Carradale
view from Mull of Kintyre
Mull of Kintyre lighthouse
Man sitting down, Kelvingrove Gardens
Leaves in the People’s Palace, Glasgow
Rutland Water – nearly home!
Rutland Water again.
A slightly awkward first pose of the day. We had about 30 mins for this one and the following one. I’ve chopped the head off, because I drew it too big.
In the second pose the model’s legs were round the legs of the stool. Interesting but tricky.
This pose was done in two half hour sessions – one hour in all. I drew the lower one first, then the upper one. The pose had shifted very slightly. I tried to plan this better using large triangle shapes as a guide. I like the upper one better.
The bottom two drawings are done from the same two-hour pose, but I changed position.
I had trouble with the legs here – I think the top half isn’t too bad, but the legs are still not right. My general impression is that I am improving a bit.