Tuesday, 21 January 2014

life drawing

about 30 mins

Saturday, 18 January 2014

I thought it was about time to go back to life drawing again.

life drawing at angel.

5-30mins poses

easel drawings.

Sunday, 12 January 2014


figure study

 i try to get weekly practice drawing the figure from photoref, i use reference from pixelovely


 this was the best of the bunch. Henry yan says work on your weakest points. So for me thats everything haha.  I struggle mainly with the basics. understanding the action and basic forms. Especially in a short time frame. Something to keep working on.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

henry yan

i had the pleasure of watching a henry yan demo on friday eve at lavender hill studios. Henry's charcoal work has had huge influence on me. And it was amazing to see his procedure in action. He is a fantastic teacher and his book is one of the best you can buy on figure drawing.

link to book

I especially like his shorter pose work. as the gesture really shows through.


the above work is a 20minute drawing with vine charcoal. As all masters he is able to capture everything you need to know with little amount of detail.

Saturday, 4 January 2014


happy new year. This year will be a year of painting. At least more of it!

here is a head study of a portion of an anders zorn painting

some of the proportions are off but the study was more about the 4 color pallete.

white black red and yellow. 

The value and color temperature are most important. I do like this limited pallete

Happy new year.