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By Jamie Cooper, Oct 5 2018 10:36AM
Last night's session at life drawing started ok - I mean was on time and found parking without much difficulty. But when I got into thhe room I found that my easel was busted and didn't have any gaffer tape to fix it. Still I tried to peservere and set up - just to start getting the wobbles when I was drawing in ink on the paper. It was too unstable.
Beth was our model and James said she looked very regal - whilst Patrica said that she was like Cleopatra - which was an apt description. However, after the break - on the 40 minute laying pose I dispensed with the easel and felt that everything came together to capture the inner girl of Cleo nee Beth.
40 minute watercolour and dip pen enhancements laying pose
20 minute dip pen and watercolouur on wobbly easel
I am currently involved with #inktober #inktober2018 - which means that I have today's prompt to do - Chicken. This isn't my submission so I'll get down to doing that shortly.
By Jamie Cooper, Sep 20 2018 10:28PM
Hello - I am back! This is the first time that I have managed to get to actual life drawing sessions in a while. Though I have been sketching inthe meantime. Still - nothing like a timed pose to get the adrenaline rushing and poducing some more sketches. And I couldn't have asked for better as our model was the lovely Ana.
15 minute watercolour sketch on A2 140 lb paper
20 minute sitting pose - watercolour sketch
Pen drawing on A2 paper follwed by watercolour wash
By Jamie Cooper, Jul 31 2018 07:48PM
This week have been sketching a couple of the same poses in both watercolour & oil on canvas.
small oil sketch - sitting, front pose
watercolour sketch for above oil
small oil - side-pose
watercolour study for above oil
I am curently working on larger paintings of the same model to a more-finished effect in larger oils.
By Jamie Cooper, Jun 15 2018 06:21AM
Here we have Michael in various poses with a Cruciform pose with a stick prop as well.
Using a stick as a prop - 15 minute watercolour, pencil & pen sketch
15 minute - straight pen sketch using prop
4 x 30 sec sketches using watercolour wash & brush
15 minute straight pen sketch
20 minute sitting sketch
15 min standing pose
By Jamie Cooper, Jun 1 2018 07:42PM
Kathryn - sitting - watercolour on pencil
Today'soffering are three piictures of Model Kathryn. Two sitting on a chair and one standing back view.
Standing pose, pencil, pen/ink & watercolour
With the standing pose I made a mistake of trying to draw into the watercolour whilst it was still too wet and the ink spread. So after drying I needed to go back in and use a scalpel blade to "undo".
Kathryn, sitting, watrcolour on pencil
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