Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A little back view

A two minute pose done in the sketch book.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Are you following me ?

Or am I following you ?

Drew the same model at two completely unrelated life drawing sessions ! Guess I am reaching the optimum level at which the finite amount of models within the M25 meets the number of hours modelled in a week.

Is there a mathematical equation for that ?

Anyway here she is on the tuesday in Holborn...

And here she is on the friday in Watford*...

I mentioned this coincidence ( is it technically a coincidence ? ) and she laughed and said she was amazed how people got around. 

* not that anyone should really admit to being seen in Watford on a friday.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Reader, I married him

Well, no, I don't think she did. But she was so intent on her copy of Mansfield Park, and I know it is a misquote and all, but it seemed to fit.

Monday, 16 June 2014


More life drawing.

And although I am elevating myself way above breathable air by saying such, I am still kind of channeling Leonardo Da Vinci.

Sunday, 8 June 2014


Been making leaps and bounds in life drawing.

Did this the other week. Very pleased.

And a great model. His name is Adrian, and he was even on the telly the other night, modelling. I have done several drawings I have been pleased with of him.

He has excellent muscle definition. Not 'ripped' or 'chiseled' (words I only know the meaning of in a purely semantic fashion), just natural. How I would look, if I starved myself to death.... and then got reborn to an entirety different genetic line to my current ( much loved but undeniably stodgy ) East Anglian coagulation of chromosomes.

And, interestingly, this was the first time i had ever really engaged with 'the willy'. You usually fudge around it, or describe it in a quick line, a stroke (ahem) of paint.  After all, it is just a part of the whole. we all have one. (yes I know... I'm not that Naive ! But you know what I mean.)

Never posted in May at all - the shame of it. Sorry Blog.

And been visited by Iceland for the first time, which is a surprise as I have several Icelandic friends and would have assumed one of them might have been by by now.