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By Jamie Cooper, Jan 21 2018 03:07PM
There are two different lots of questions you get asked by the younger and older generations when you sketch a more mature model like Dan.
Younger people - though supposedly being more liberal in thought - tend to want to know if the model is dead yet. This is because they have absolutely no empathy for anyone aged over 30 and so their model of sympathy doesn't fall on this demograthic. Is as if people of that age don't exist as they have always been old and so their viewpoint or feelings don't count for anything.
Older people - on the other hand, tend to ask more in depth questions about the model - such as, "Has he had a hip replacement? If so how long did he have to wait for it?" If the answer is around 3 months they then want to know where, who is the surgeon - consultant and whether they are taking anymore NHS patients.
These are watercolour & pen sketches of Dan:
Don't you just hate props at Life Drawing sessions?
Non-waterproof pen and wash
By Jamie Cooper, Jan 19 2018 09:34AM
Some days you go to sketch and it just doesn't come off to your own satisfction as others. I could blame circumstances - such as a late start as the model was late and then others kept turning up late and disrupting the flow. But in the end it was down to me. After all - you never heard of a war artist, in 1st World War trenches shout over to the German Lines - "Can you shut the f*&k up - I am trying to daw here!" Or maybe they did?
Two watercolour & pen sketches of the model Mark:
Dip pen & watercolour
Pencil, fountain pen and watercolour
By Jamie Cooper, Jan 16 2018 10:24PM
So last night and tonight I have continued the theme of acrobatic poses on A3 watercolour paper with pen & watercolour wash.
Hanging pose 1 - watercolour, pencil & pen
Hanging pose 2 - watercolour, pencil & pen
By Jamie Cooper, Jan 14 2018 09:52PM
So I spent my day today sketching some pen and pen and watercolour studies of acrobatics. These were the rsults - good subject to explore with lots of foreshortening.
Pen & water colour A3 sketch
Three more acrobatic poses - pen watercolour & pencil
Couple of quick pen studies - with dip-pen spillage
A3 watercolour & pen study
By Jamie Cooper, Jan 11 2018 10:43PM
Beth must be the most drawn model in the whole of Norwich. She has been modelling for years with her retro, flapper style. Tonight I did a few pen sketches and a coupe of pen and watercolours.
Pen & watercolour - 2nd sitting pose
1st sitting pose - pen & watercolour
10 minte A3 pen sketch
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