I had another go at the life drawing on Thursday evening. It's pretty exhausting, giving it the necessary concentration at that time of night, but I still get a buzz from the urgency of having to squeeze every second from the time, trying to get it all down.
This first one was a ten minute drawing at A3, same model as last week. I think it's the best I did, because it's the loosest, which is odd, given it was the first of the evening. It's done in a graphite stick - a lovely medium if you haven't tried it, because it just glides across the paper, and gives you both fine and very fat marks.
Above is a 15 minute pose. I drew it in one of the fat Stabilo watercolour pencils. When I got it home, I thought it was a bit dull, so I added the water. It was still a bit monochrome, so when I got it on the computer, I meddled with the colour balance to add more interest.
This last is the full hour pose. More successful than last week's, partly because I was more comfortable, on a chair. The texture coming through is because I was experimenting with using a sheet of cardboard as a drawing board: lighter to hold on your lap.
I used the Stabilo pencils again, but also tried out a water brush: a brilliant invention! You fill the brush with water, like a fountain pen, then squeeze.