Friday, February 08, 2008

Life drawing

My first life session using colour pencils and it was an useful experience. I've written a bit more on my other blog but I found that my usual combination of Yellow Ochre and English Red doesn't suit all white skin tones! Olive Brown, a greenish brown was a surprisingly good match for the model's olive skin but I still have trouble decided on colours to use in shadow areas.

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Paul and Alex's hands taken from a photo from around 1997. Skin has always been my favourite thing to draw, so it was fun to do this while I was trying to make up my mind what to draw - I have quite a few things I'd like to try in colour just to see if I can and it's fun to draw familar things in a new medium and not know how it will turn out - suddenly my list of things to draw has become a whole lot longer again!

Cretacolor Aqua Monoliths on W&N cartridge paper.