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.
Yesterday on a cold grey day. The little church sits among the yew trees across the river Welland from the road near Wakerley.
Wednesday 10 January, in the Coppergate café, Uppingham.
I was trying to be bolder and less fussy.
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.
I intend to have another attempt before too long.
A graphite sketch done in about 30 minutes, leaning on the church wall. Hoping to keep my eyes and hand in.
And now for something different …still at the Georgian festival.
People in period costume, fine ladies, gents in top hats, the Coldstream regiment practising drills, firing muskets and cannon, camp followers, pedlars, cut-purses and highwaymen, alongside 21st century families, punch and judy and merry-go-rounds – and beautiful weather to boot!