Sunday, 30 July 2017

A whole day in the drawing studio

I started drawing lessons in early 2014. Little did I imagine that three years later, I would be looking forward to a full day of life-drawing in the studio at the Mary Ward Centre. Twelve easels, twelve women, one teacher, one model, much concentration and some laughter, and these are the result.

Seven minute poses of the lovely Abbie, 


Three minute poses


Five minutes of continuous poses without looking at the paper 


Twenty minute pose, with a painting by Frank Stella projected on the model’s body


Twenty minute pose, with Matisse' Snail projected on to the model’s body


 At the end of the day, there was not enough wall space on which to tape our drawings, so the rather dilapidated skeleton that live in the studio was pressed in to service!


1 comment:

  1. Wow! It sounds exhausting but magical! Love the idea of paintings being projected onto the model - what a different - and difficult - challenge that must be. I'm fascinated by the poses drawn without looking at the paper.....


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