Forest Reduced

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My mother has an incredible eye for things of value and quality, bought at bargain prices and her mode of artistic expression is the collection and arrangement of her found treasures.  When I was a child, my mother used to … Continue reading


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Contrapposto is one of my favourite poses to stand in or draw. The Greeks were very fond of this relaxed stance with a tilt in the pelvis and it instantly conjures up a “classical” feel to any drawing or sculpture … Continue reading

Mulling Skye

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  Another cheeky sketch for posterior-philes everywhere! It seems appropriate to dub this one,  ‘Mulling Skye’, especially on a day that has seen me in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh….  


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The nude, Torsion, seemed to go down well, and I raised the whole subject of life drawing so perhaps I’ll try a few more. To be frank, life has been a bit rough recently, so to maintain a sense of … Continue reading


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I loved the tension in the twist of this pose and worked really hard with the direction of the lines to describe the contours of the body (as opposed to hatching) in order to increase the sense of plasticity and … Continue reading


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Tom was one of the life models at the Hesketh Hubbard Society, which is the life drawing arm of the Mall Galleries. It’s a wonderful place to work. It is so quiet, (considering one is 3 minutes from Trafalgar Square) … Continue reading


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  This is the last of the trio of drawings I did from Luc Delahaye‘s photographs in L’Autre, though looking at these again has made me want to revisit this kind of work. I thought this lady looked as though … Continue reading

Le Marin

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  Like Inaya, this was drawn from another Luc Delahaye photograph from L’Autre. The cap the man was wearing made me think of a French mariner and so I selected blue paper to provide a ground for the chalk and … Continue reading