Thursday, December 04, 2008

Mixed Media Life Drawing





Again I prepared some collaged printmaking paper. I used a French Grey Conte pencil for much of these. The sheet with two figures on it is smaller, A4 size, and I used a black Artline pen which, amazingly, did not seem to mind being used upside down. I was using an easel.

11 comments:

Bénédicte said...

Hi Sandra,
your work is very interesting and beautiful. I like your use of old books and newspapers in your collage.

Denise said...

These look fab Sandra.

Sandra T said...

Thank you for the comments Denise and Benedicte.
I don't use newspapers actually...the text is from old books, I search for books 100+ years old in old book sales that I can pull apart for these...I figure if they lasted that long they should be able to last a few years more!

Anonymous said...

I love the colours you are using Sandra Love Barbara

cathsheard said...

So Artline pens really *are* worth stealing huh? (no I'm not a pen thief, I hope you know the adverts I'm referring to!)
The top one in particular is great; I think the perspective appeals to me.

caseytoussaint said...

These are really interesting - I love the combination of the text with your drawings. Do you work directly with a model on prepared sheets or do these from sketches later?

Laura said...

Sandra,
Your work is beautiful I'm going to add you to my artist blog list. Thanks for dropping in, I'll be stopping back by here and there if that is alright.
Peace
~v~Laura

Sandra T said...

Thanks for the link, Laura. I've reciprocated.

Sharemyart. said...

your collage work is very inspiring, thanks for looking at my blog

caseytoussaint said...

I really love the way you do these. Do you prepare the pages before going to life drawing sessions? I

Sandra T said...

Casey, I prep the paper beforehand, sometimes only a couple of hours or so before. Collage papers onto good quality paper, rub and brush paint over and leave it to dry. I do several at a time. I've learned to take care with dark papers, would need planning of a pose to make that work.