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By Jamie Cooper, Mar 30 2018 02:19PM

Last night saw a new model - Lesha who originally came from Russia. He is exttremley muscular and a really good model.



Lesha  - sitting pose pencil, watercolour & pen
Lesha - sitting pose pencil, watercolour & pen


Couple of quick pencil & w/c sketches
Couple of quick pencil & w/c sketches


pencil, w/c & pen layiing pose
pencil, w/c & pen layiing pose

By Jamie Cooper, Mar 23 2018 01:06PM

S last night I went to the first life sketching session since breaking my right arm and having surgery on it. It took a while to get into it but I just managed to, towards the end. The moodel was Bev.



Laying pose - Bev, watercolour, pencil & pen
Laying pose - Bev, watercolour, pencil & pen


Pen, watercolour and seperate pencil sketch
Pen, watercolour and seperate pencil sketch

My right shoulder ached a lot whilst sketching and I had to stop using my easel afetr the first sketches and sit down to draw. But got through it and feel great that I can get out again and sketch.

By Jamie Cooper, Mar 18 2018 05:21PM

Had difficulty in painting since having an operation on my arm. Haven't tried oils in a while and saw 3 30cm x 30 cm box canvases which have been hanging around for a while and so decided to give some potraits a go. Sort of paced myself at one a day and so these are the results from Friday, Saturday and today, Sunday.



Fridays painting - oil on canvas
Fridays painting - oil on canvas


Saturday's painting  - oil on Canvas
Saturday's painting - oil on Canvas


Sunda 18th March - oil on Canvas
Sunda 18th March - oil on Canvas

My source for the potraits were from the Art Models series of DVDs - which I purchased a while back and use. Here I cropped the heads from 3 of the models and sketched them first to decide where to place on Canvas and also where to put the contrasts.



Pen sketch in book and charcoal sketch from this onto Canvas
Pen sketch in book and charcoal sketch from this onto Canvas

I don't see a problem with using tracing paper to transfer sketches but I never use this method as I always lovve to sketch freehand for all of my sketches. I always find that my second sketch improves on the first and as long as you dust the charcoal down with a cloth it doesn't mess with your oil paint that much.




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?
Don't you just hate props at Life Drawing sessions?


Non-waterproof pen and wash
Non-waterproof pen and wash



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