These crayons are my earliest introduction into colour. I have had them so long that if they were in better condition (” i.e.” unused) they could be collectable! When I hold them in my hands and open the tin and smell them they evoke strong memories of happy hours of colour and play.
This was my first drawing at the start of a new term of Life Drawing Class in Dundee. I am enjoying the challenge that this kind of drawing from life demands.
This was the life study I did at last weeks life drawing class. I started with a light drawing in conte then washes of gouache and finally drawing again in conte and some pastels.
As title suggest the object of this lesson was to observe the model and draw without looking at your drawing. We were to stand side on to the easel stopping any temptation to peek at what our hand was drawing.
I used conte building up the tones in warm and cool colours. We were studying the style of other paintings at the life drawing class I attend. Caroline was done in the style of Degas’ bathing paintings.
I have recently finished this portrait as a commission. It is mostly conte with just a touch of soft pastels in the final strokes.
This is a page from my sketch book showing studies for some seascape compositions I am considering. More inspiration from our trip to the Outer Hebrides!
This is a preparatory sketch for a studio painting. I am using a pink pastel ground and will introduce the pastel colours next. I could not resist the smiling face.
I found these two wooden rabbits while out shopping and thought I might like to do a drawing of them. I used three different colours of conte crayons in this sketch and charcoal.