Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Spring sketches no 6

A blue one. One of my favourite supports for very short poses is the sugar paper you buy in colourful blocks from toy shops for children's drawings. It has a nice rough resistance and "hooks" chalk and pastels particularly well. However it is much too absorbent for ink. Here are a few chalky white lines on a blue background. The model has a rather masculine look to her shoulders and seems solid without having a womanly voluptuousness... but I cannot really remember the session .. by the time you have spent about 700 hours in the life room you can't remember everything,  though it is surprising how much is retained.

a bientot


Patricia Rogers said...

That's a very strong pose.

Jane Walker said...

Thank you Pat !