Monday, 6 February 2017

Red Again

Continuing the theme.

Friday, 3 February 2017

More red

I think this was a 10 min pose, so not a huge amount of time, but it benefits from that as it is just big washes of two colours, with a quick drop of shadow just to sit the body down.

And walk away from it.

Good model.

Thursday, 2 February 2017


Say it like Chiwetel Ejiofor in "Kinky Boots". Rrrreeeeeeeeeeddddddduuuhhh.

One of the developments last year was the suggestion and adoption of red backgrounds.

Stops the skin colours looking so dead, like they do on black.

Will post some other examples over the next few days.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Life Drawing.

Always enjoy a good back, especially one as animated as this one.

Sometimes you get it all right and a drawing just comes together and works. 

Dull Boy

So it was all work and no play last year, and am guilty as charged.

Time to claw this back from the brink of extinction and revive it's fortunes. With a last chance posting  on the very toehold of January.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Physical

Seeing, and aiming for, the physical weight of the body. Trying to feel it through the paint. Weight. 

Sit down, take the weight off...

Someone referred to this as the one where she is wearing shin pads.

I can see his point.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Foot rub

This was part of a pose from life drawing the other day. Wasn't sure what to draw so focused on the hands holding the foot. Not what I intended to draw, have flattened the image out too graphic, but kind of like it anyway.