Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Reminds me of Don Quixote

I did this study yesterday; conte on newsprint as usual.  I have to admit I was disappointed by my handling of the armpit of the raised arm, but when I was finished, it reminded me of Don Quixote.

Ever since reading Cervantes' work, I've wanted to do a series on the story.

Along with work on armpits, I need to make him older and scrawnier. Perhaps I'll just call this young Quixote.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Day in the studio

6B peincil on Mat board 

Conte on toned paper.  Studies of arms

Conte on grey paper.  Arm and hand study
Great to spend another day in the studio with model.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Studies of a dead Junko. Conte pencil.  8.5 x 10 in

Unfortunately I have a cat who is a hunter.  I guess that is to be expected given he was a stray, but then all cats are, and therefore more the reason to be kept inside.  He hates it and when he can escapes only to bring a gift of carrion back to me.   Over the years it's been birds, chipmunks and mice, and each time I try to honour the victim with a drawing.  I know this is hardly an excuse for the killing, but it is the least I can do.