Life Drawing, Collage


Last week I did a large collage life drawing 21 inches by 30 inches. This was done over two weeks with 2 hour sessions. I started by using gesso on the paper surface. Once dry I added strips of glossy magazines approx the shape of the figure. Then more gesso and acrylic paint. Some of the background paper shows through. Quite messy however good fun. A great way to achieve some interesting effects.

Olympia Contour Drawing, Mixed Media


After doing the warm up exercise at life drawing class we got down to a few 40min exercises. This contour drawing was done with conte and then washes were applied using an opaque paint. The skin tone was done in small brush strokes in different directions. Several colours were used in layers. First orange then blue then a warm red. I didn’t quite get this finished.

Broughty Ferry Gulls, Mixed Media


After going to the framers in Broughty Ferry I did some sketches by the waterfront. As the sun was starting to set the wind seemed to be getting stronger and the gulls were getting blown about. I did the sketch with neocolour watersoluble crayons then  added water when I got home. Once that dried I added oil pastels to bring out some of the lights and darks.