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By Jamie Cooper, May 25 2020 02:19PM
As it is lockdown still and no life drawing sessions I decided to do some anatomical studies. Decided to copy a drawing by Raphael - went straight in with the ink via dip-pen and ended up with the following:
Never is that good when you try to copy some one else's style - but a practice is ok. So for the next three studies I used some copywrite-free photos from some DVDs I purchased a while back. This is a study of Trisha from 3 Angles. Again Dip-pen & ink free-hand sketches followed by the addition of watercolour. The surface is wallpaper liner which I purchased for about 50p a roll in a charity shop.
By Jamie Cooper, Apr 23 2020 11:37AM
So we are in Lock-down with no chance of getting to Life drawing sessions. So I thought that I would try to develop an area I have rarely attempted before - Children's features. Starting a little rough I developed these sketches from a reference photo book which covers babies faces to young adults. Over the past couple of days I used pen dip pen and/or a fountain pen with ink washes. I went straight in with the pen - without using pencil first. I have uploaded some of the results, starting from the most recent to some of the earliest ones done - so development can be seen.
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
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