*blows away dust*
*blows away more dust*
*uses jet turbine to shift final layer of dust*
Time to catch up on the last, er, four months. Quite what's caused such a hefty gap, well, that's to come in a future post, but for now here's the best of a life drawing from the arse end of November.
As with October, I took inspiration from Henry Yan's fast work with the short poses, working again with a thick stick of Derwent XL charcoal. Working with a muscular male figure, rather than a curvaceous female figure, forced a change of method.
And again, just like October, I broke out the oil paints for the slightly longer poses. This was the best of the three:
(You can snap that one up for £50, if you like.)
As to the grand 45 minute finale, a bit of a damp squib sadly - I went for a white and black Conté pastel on black sugar paper, but overkilled the tone. Should you be interested, it's over here. So, not a classic of a session by any stretch, mistakenly trying to make what worked the previous session fit again, although that 15 minute oil painting rather saved the day.
The soundtrack? Alas, it's been too long and I honestly couldn't say. December passed by without life drawing (this still keeps happening too often) so next post will have January's session. Onwards to 2015!