Tuesday, 18 March 2014

2 etchings through to round 2 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

I've just found out that I've got  2 etchings through to round 2 for entry to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.   A max of 12,000 could enter round 1 which is shortlisted to 4,000. Need to plan an April trip to London to deliver the work.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Japanese-themed life and costume drawing

A few of the 9 drawings created in a Japanese-themed, costumed and life drawing session.

Pen and ink is good to use when the pose is only 2 minutes long. When there's longer, pastel is possible too, especially on a coloured, textured paper. I tried out some Khadi paper for the first time with pastels. I didn't have long for any of the poses - I added more pastel to the portrait head afterwards.

Very enjoyable with the dramatic lighting, differently applied make up on the model and different poses - must do more!