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A ‘butterflies’ themed life drawing from a session I recently ran.

A ‘butterflies’ themed life drawing from a session I recently ran.

The first page of a new A4 Moleskine sketchbook…..always daunting! Drawings of the lovely Ernesta…

The first page of a new A4 Moleskine sketchbook…..always daunting! Drawings of the lovely Ernesta…

I run a weekly themed life drawing session in Brighton, and this week the theme was Marie Antoinette. The model, Laura, was absolutely fantastic as always and my favourite quote of the evening was ‘there’s a diamond stuck in my thigh’ when I asked Laura if she was still comfortable and one of the glass diamond props had got stuck under her leg. A great problem to have…and the drawings not bad either.

I run a weekly themed life drawing session in Brighton, and this week the theme was Marie Antoinette. The model, Laura, was absolutely fantastic as always and my favourite quote of the evening was ‘there’s a diamond stuck in my thigh’ when I asked Laura if she was still comfortable and one of the glass diamond props had got stuck under her leg. A great problem to have…and the drawings not bad either.

Drawings of Frankie’s super long hair….an abstract quick line drawing, and something a bit more in depth.

A pen drawing in a life class….not particularly well proportioned, but one of the challenges of drawing straight out in pen. I quite like the skeleton.

A pen drawing in a life class….not particularly well proportioned, but one of the challenges of drawing straight out in pen. I quite like the skeleton.

Michaela, 45 min life sketch

Michaela, 45 min life sketch

A pen drawing ‘See no evil’ themed life class…

A pen drawing ‘See no evil’ themed life class…

A recent life drawing of my wonderful friend Mary - she makes beautiful drawings of dead animals.

A recent life drawing of my wonderful friend Mary - she makes beautiful drawings of dead animals.

A sketch I did at one of the themed life classes I run, Mexican Day of the Dead or Sugar-skull themed.

A sketch I did at one of the themed life classes I run, Mexican Day of the Dead or Sugar-skull themed.

I’ve been trying to improve my shading techniques, this one went quite well! 

I’ve been trying to improve my shading techniques, this one went quite well!