Figure study

January 24, 2010

This was a warm-up study for a painting. The underlying sketch was drawn in about a minute or thereabouts from a live model. Worked over it a few weeks later and again, a couple of days after that. Something I recommend trying if you have drawings you’re not that happy with. If you don’t really like them in the first place, you’ve got nothing to loose by adding to them, overlaying or just scribbling to see what happens.

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Contemplation

January 23, 2010

You can almost hear the wheels turning. What if? Why? How come? Could it be that? Or…


Cicada Husk

January 23, 2010

It’s hot and humid a lot of the time these days. These guys are everywhere, or at least, their empty shells are. It’s difficult to spot a live one, although some of the birds in the backyard are pretty handy at snatching them out of the air.


Crowded train

January 21, 2010

I didn’t realise at the time that the lady with the massive sunglasses was reading the newspaper over the shoulder of the man in front. Most of this drawing is one continual line. The hatching on the left is the main exception.


Branxton Man

January 16, 2010

Saw this guy in Branxton, just before Christmas. Hairiest man ever. In the sketch, he looks older than in real life. It was a hot day and I wondered what it must feel like to stroll around with all that beard and hair.

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Dad & Kids

January 14, 2010

I tried to draw this without getting caught and would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those pesky kids. Actually, they were fine. I’ve just always wanted to use the ‘pesky kids’ line…and I got away with it too. Double whammy.

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Flowers and Umbrella

January 12, 2010

Another commuter with a bouquet and a brolly. The weather’s incredibly unpredictable. Same train line as Brolly Boy. Wonder if they’re related?

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