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Life Drawing 2014 Compendium

2014 was the year of paint, colour and canvas. Hard work, but bloody good fun. I’m mostly pleased with just about everything from this year. Which is high praise indeed from me.

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The tentative plan for next year is to play. I want to stick to paint (or colour at least) but try out lots of different surfaces, sizes and techniques to see what happens. I fancy some big chinese Sumi-e ink work which will be a real challenge, and its not colour, but I should be able to work with tone. Maybe dabble in watercolours, but most of all I want to try acrylics on a bunch of different media – wood, home stretched canvas, metal even… who knows. Will be fun finding out.

 

Sending yourself mad with colour theory

Not sure I’m going to be able to finish this off. My brain hurts.

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I’ve always found colour theory tough (probably why I avoided colour for so long…) so I thought I’d have a play and mix Process CMYK acrylic colour palettes and see what happens.

Life drawing starts again next week so I’ve been preparing a load of coloured canvasses recently. This colour study has given me some ideas on how to use colours. Will post a pic of the canvasses soon, interesting stuff to come.

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Good session tonight. All 5 minute poses, so there’s quite a volume of images. Had fun mashing together different poses to make new odd looking images…

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That was the last session for this term, but I’ll be scanning and uploading classic life drawing every Thursday from sketchbooks past! Its going to be ‘fun’ (read: embarrassing) posting up some of the drawings from a few years ago when I was going through… lets call it a ‘phase’ of drawing very silly things. I’m sure you’ll get what I mean when I post them up. Gulp. As ever, to view the drawings in full screen, click a thumbnail and navigate left/right using the arrows at top and bottom of the screen. Enjoy!