That time again, and this month (well, last month) I decided to have a paint-free session. Working from a female model, I started off with that lovely condensed charcoal...
...before gradually moving to vine charcoal. As you can see, I'm still struggling to get the use of dark surrounding space around parts of the figure right, as the Mighty Yan does so blimmin' well.
Then some charcoal and chalk drawings on grey and black paper - I was pleased with the way the second one here turned out:
For the longest pose - 45 mins - I went with good old fashioned pencils on some lovely grey toned paper, using white Conté pastel for highlights. Nice!
As usual, all of the surviving work from the session is up on Flickr.
Soundtrack? Fast poses were driven along nicely by the second album from METZ - abrasive, narky, ace.
I kept the momentum going for the second hour with the recent four-track-but-long-with-it album from Follakzoid - really good instrumental Can/Neu-style rock, tracks in excess of 10 minutes that you can just dive into and lost yourself in. Get on that.
Last of all, the new album from Mew curled gorgeously around my brain, the perfect accompaniment to a gentle pencil drawing - I read Steve's review of a recent gig and damn near frothed at the mouth with envy.