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By Jamie Cooper, Mar 22 2020 12:33AM
Due to the lock-down (Coronavirus you might have missed it?) Some sketches from reference photos (purchased and copyright free) of Jenni with; what we Brits call a Rugby Ball; & Americans call it a football - but they don't kick it that much!! Anyway, when you have an artistic block - or want to try something different go for a couple of different coloured biros (stedler) and a Rotring drawing pen and scribble on some of the oddles of surplus dot-matrix computer printing paper you have left over from the 90's.
Goodbye from Jenni!
By Jamie Cooper, Jan 23 2020 11:48PM
In Norwich tonight with our model Ana.
back - pencil, w/c and pen
side view of sitting pose
8 one minute sketches
By Jamie Cooper, Jan 9 2020 11:09PM
So tonight was my first life drawing since the Chrimbo break and we had the treat of one of the best models available - Beth. I managed quiet a few pencill seketches and finished up with a 25 minute sitting pose and 35 min laying pose, These were done in pencil, watercolour and pen on very large paper (A3+++) which I had cut up myself.
25 minute sitting pose
35 minute laying pose
one of the sketches - this one 10 min with pole
By Jamie Cooper, Dec 12 2019 11:21PM
Tonight was obviously polling night for the election and so it was really difficult to park. That kind of stress you really don't need when going into a life drawing session. So I wasn't suprised it took me a while to warm up.
Tinight's model was Martina Chereli. The third and last - pencil sketch I was pleased with - which is the first to show.
pencil sketch - 35 minutes
the others were just sketches as I was getting warmed up -
By Jamie Cooper, Dec 10 2019 04:52PM
So here are some sketches of Carolyne I have done mainly using pencil instead of my normal preferred method of pen. Normally I like pen because the permanence of it means that I concentrate a lot more before my hand touches the paper. It is like the extra adrenaline of avoiding a solid mistake helps the hand-eye co-ordination. Lately though I have had a wanting to go back to pencil so that I can go more for accuracy rather than spontaneity.
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