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By Jamie Cooper, Jun 12 2019 03:32PM

So I got around to doing some studio sketches today because the rain is preventing me from work. Plus I have concentrated a lot on landscapes more recently - so it was good to get back to some pen & ink - with life studies.



watercolour, biro & dip-pen on W/C paper
watercolour, biro & dip-pen on W/C paper


pen & W/C sketches in an old Account Journal I use for sketch book
pen & W/C sketches in an old Account Journal I use for sketch book


more pen & W/C sketches of Paris
more pen & W/C sketches of Paris



kneeling pose
kneeling pose

By Jamie Cooper, Dec 7 2018 01:10AM

As I have had a fallout with (moonfruit) the people who charge me to run this and my other sites I am closing these sites down when my contract comes up for renewal shortly. I have created a facebook group called Life Sketching and welcome others to join me on it. It is a closed group as there are still some out there who get offended by the site of a body or two.


Two pen & Ink, and watercolour, of Leisha - our Russian bodybuilding model - from tonight's life drawing in Norwich. The drying times are getting longer with winter and so in the limited time at life-drawing for each pose the ink is bleeding more into the w/c than it was a couple of months ago. I have tried to turn this to my advantage in creating an atmosphere and letting the bleed enhance the shadows produced by the lighting.



I liked the pose on this one. For such a muscular, and large man, this showed a certain vulnerability which I felt was expressive and appropriate for the changing role of males in modern society.




Vunerable Male
Vunerable Male


By Jamie Cooper, Nov 9 2018 11:40AM

So last night saw the return of Sonia to model for the group. The session went well with no obvious hiccups - which happens occassionally with life-drawing (more often than not, with props and easels giving way to massive ink splatters etc.)


After some initial quick sketches, which I will add at the end, I ended up with these:



20 minute sitting back - rotring pen drawing, w/c washes 20 x 16 inches
20 minute sitting back - rotring pen drawing, w/c washes 20 x 16 inches



20 minute sitting - ink pen drawing (Noodles fountain) & watercolour wash
20 minute sitting - ink pen drawing (Noodles fountain) & watercolour wash


30 minute laying pose - pen & was 20 x16 140lb paper
30 minute laying pose - pen & was 20 x16 140lb paper



3 x 3 minute pencil sketches on A3 paper sketch book
3 x 3 minute pencil sketches on A3 paper sketch book



5 x1 minute sketches
5 x1 minute sketches

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