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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.
By Jamie Cooper, Nov 22 2018 11:38PM
By Jamie Cooper, Nov 16 2018 12:22AM
So tonight was the musician Tom Conway as model - but without his guitar!
Quick sketches in pen
20 minute pen & watercolour sketch on 140lb paper
Laying pose 35 minutes pen & Watercolur
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 - ink pen drawing (Noodles fountain) & watercolour wash
30 minute laying pose - pen & was 20 x16 140lb paper
3 x 3 minute pencil sketches on A3 paper sketch book
5 x1 minute sketches
By Jamie Cooper, Oct 11 2018 10:03PM
So the session tonight we had Mark again as the model. Sometimes though I think that his poses are too ambitious for the time given. That is that he normally makes them more complex - which means that after a short while an arm drops a bit here - whilst the head moves to the side and before you know - it is a totally different poase halfway through, and the light has changed completely. He would be better off in simpler poses which he can hold for the duration. Maybe that would be an idea for the future.
Anyway here are a few sketches and such.
Final 30 mins w/c on A3 140lb paper
20 min pencil and w/c sketch on A3 140 lb pad
preliminary quick sketches holding ropes
Rope sketch - 10 min on A3 paper
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