Thursday, April 22, 2010

Red dress

Arrived near the end of the first pose - got a super-quick soft pastel sketch done.

The other red dress drawing is in both soft pastel and compressed charcoal.

The kimono drawing is willow charcoal with some collage thrown on during the pose, at the top is a photo John took of the drawing in progress, before I added the torn paper.

All approx 18 x 24 inches.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

'Red Nude'

10 x 14 inches mixed media background with charcoal & ink drawing, the charcoal drawn and brushed on. The initial drawing was sketched from a life model, and completed today at Alison Gordon's studio. Has been a while since I made it over to the monthly gathering of artists. Everyone brings some artwork to work on, we talk, eat a yummy lunch together, check out each other's work, and talk and talk.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Went to life drawing group for the first time in ages, last night. Our model came straight from work and was wearing workboots, jeans, safety vest, and she was tired. I arrived near the end of the first warm up pose so did a real quick sketch in soft pastel on buff paper.

The second model arrived soon after and we had two longer poses to draw, the one of the two facing each other was not easy, because both supported their bodies on their hands there was a certain stiffness in the pose. The top drawing is done in compressed synthetic charcoals, and the centre drawing in willow charcoal. Our male model had the most amazing tattoos that I did not have time to capture.

All 18 x 24 inches.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The art of articulation

New British Op.
Elementalism is the Formal Systematic conception of an Analytic and Geometric composition, based on a Syntactic Specificity of Shape. Elementalism investigates shape as the fundamental component of Form in perception. Elementalism is the derivation of Form as a percept of some possible pure language of shape. The concept of shape is then the Elemental palette. The end of Elementalism is therefore, to present and understand a Geometic Aesthetic. To show that Beauty is a judgement of Elegance and that Elegance is an attribute of Form - being itself derivable as a percept of some pure language of shape. copyright Julian Broadhurst 2001.