Alston, Cumbria, May 03, 2018

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Life drawing

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.

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In the second pose the model’s legs were round the legs of the stool. Interesting but tricky.

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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.IMG_7908

The bottom two drawings are done from the same two-hour pose, but I changed position.IMG_7909

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.IMG_7911

Tove Jansson

Last November we went to the exhibition of Tove Jansson’s paintings and graphic work at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

I’ve attempted to draw her portrait from a photograph online.

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I intend to have another attempt before too long.