Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Long hair


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Carbon pencil on paper size 16x12"
Flowing lines in this drawing thanks to her long tumbling locks. While I was drawing, I counldn't help thinking she was wearing a hair-piece???

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Bright-eyed



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Another bright-eyed, chararacter-full little face, simply drawn. The form is suggested with just a few lines.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Clifftop View of Sandbanks Beach, Poole




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Oil on linen board, size 7x11"


I did this one for its unusual composition. Texture of gorse in foreground was a challenge.

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Sea wall Sentinel


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Oil painting on linen board, size 11.5x6.5"

Seagull on the wall at Sandbanks Beach - you only find locals here at this time of year!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Character



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Bags of character in this little one's face.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Abyssinian



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Carbon pencil on paper, size 16x12"


A great subject to get the pencil into! Some cats' fur provides wonderful pattern-making opportunities. Enjoyed making the most of the characteristic 'mask' shape across the face.

Monday, 21 January 2008

Two Pelicans


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Oil on canvas board size 8x12"

Another overcast day here in Poole, so I have decided to post a painting of two pelicans in a shallow sandy lagoon, from reference taken on a recent trip to Australia. Apart from their elongated reflections the pelicans have cast blue shadows on the surface of the water.

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Brothers

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Recording the character in each of the boys' faces.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

First Teeth






















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Almost full-face view of baby showing off his first teeth.
Lines and curves of folds in clothes give a three dimensional feel.

Friday, 18 January 2008

Boy



















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A simple full-face view of a little boy. A slight asymmetry.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Baby Boy, Striped T-shirt






















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Happy looking baby, so naturally concentrated on his face but used loose strokes for other parts to keep the drawing fresh.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Three Sisters













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These three girls were visiters to the area. My favourite arrangement for a triple portrait - having the little one in the middle.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Top-Knot






















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Again, my favourite view - full-face. I am pleased with this one. I feel there is a real flow to the lines in this portrait.

Monday, 14 January 2008

Sunshine on Fur



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A beautiful subject to get the paintbrush into.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Shy



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If the head tips to one side you usually find the shoulders tip the opposite way.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Happy


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Minimal shading. Fairly loose drawing for the hair and clothes, slightly tighter on the facial expression.


Friday, 11 January 2008

Dark-haired Boy


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Full-face view of a little boy with dark eyes and hair.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Girl



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Quite a simple, symmetrical, full-face view. The few loosely-drawn strokes of the fringe define the form of the forehead.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Elderly Couple









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- Carbon pencil on paper, size:16x12"
I was asked to draw this elderly couple - a welcome change from drawing children!
It is important to find marks that give the merest suggestion of wrinkles so that the drawing stays fresh, & the form solid. Too much emphasis on details such as wrinkles can break down the form.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Bib













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Carbon pencil on paper, Size:16x12"
Sketch drawn today for customer. Tried to keep lines direct & lively, establishing solidity without overworking. His head is slightly tipped up, as shown by the level of the ears in relation to the nose. This gives the effect that his little neck is hardly managing to support his head, often the case with babies. I like full face portraits. If the angle of the ears is properly established the broad width of the head is apparent, again typical of a baby.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Curly



























Carbon pencil on cartridge paper, size:A3
This is a finished sketch drawn for the girl's mother.
I hope I have achieved a fresh uncomplicated youthful expression.