Life Drawing Class - Read
the story behind these poses
class December 2007
January 2008 (River God)
A whole wall of
Peters! These are drawings of me from different angles. The tutor
left them on tha wall for several weeks until the end of the
4 week session. I just hope that other users of the room appreciated
This was the first
class for ages where I asked the tutor to take photos of my poses.
It is facinating to compare the actual pose with the final drawing.
Have a look at my 'Life
to get an insight into some of the poses.
I'm always trying
out new poses. You never quite know how sucessful they might
be until you try them out. Some work OK and others don't. Here
are some of the sucessful ones.
was in front of a large mirror, so the 'image behind' is the
did this pose for an untutored group without stopping to think
that I was fully showing the bits that the sun never normally
by 'A' level students
with Two Models
is a Monoprint
During a class
in February the tutor (Jennie) tried to re-create some of Lucian
Freud's poses and images. The most successful was his very last
(and unfinished) paintaing of 'Portrait of the Hound', which
he started in 2011 and was unfinished at his death. Freud's model
was David Dawson and the hound was Eli. They worked at the painting
over a 2 year period for up to 4 hours a day. Our versions were
completed in 1 hour.
More Freud style
Deck Chair Poses!
The artist Gericault
has a famous painting in the National Gallery, London called
I saw it and thought
that I could do that pose, so here are some versions of it!
More examples of
Monoprinting, where the image is drawn onto a metal sheet covered
with ink. The metal sheet is then run through a press with paper
in contact with the sheet. It produces some brilliant images!
did a standing pose, which one of the students thought looked
like the classical paintings of San Sebastien, so she painted
me as San Sebastien from memory
pose The result>
pose The result>
My more sensual Poses
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