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Laura Facing

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Conte Crayon on Toned Paper ...
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Linda – Back View

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Graphite drawing on Bristol Board.  I used a standard 9B pencil and a large graphite stick on the lager areas of tone.  I also used filings from sanding points on my pencils to provide graphite powder, which I applied to the drawing with a very dry brush, in order to render the extremely delicate ...
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Laura Sitting – Almost Finished!

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Bad photo of an almost finished charcoal and white Conte crayon drawing on toned paper.  Will finish the picture soon and post a better picture for the Gallery but this will do for now. ...
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Gaile – Back View (First Session)

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The very early stages of a pencil drawing of Gaile.  More later. ...
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Linda Straddling – First Session

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The result of the first session with Linda. Charcoal on blue pastel paper.  Will be incorporating white Conte crayon highlights when I finish it. ...
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Lying Down – Jackie

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A charcoal and white Conte drawing on toned paper of a really good friend who was kind enough to sit for me. ...
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Lying Down – Laura

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Nice charcoal drawing, highlighted with white Conte crayon, on toned paper.  Laura is always good to draw. ...
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Movement 2

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Laura this time, creating a series of very short overlapping poses in an attempt to capture her movement from one position to another.  Coloured marker pens on white paper. ...
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Movement 1

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Here's about the closest I get to an abstract treatment of a subject!  Here is an attempt to capture Linda moving in a series of overlapping very quick poses with coloured marker pens on white paper. ...
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Laura’s Back

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Graphite and pastel drawing on paper of Laura's back.  I used powdered graphite I'd saved from sanding points on pencils and graphite sticks and applied it carefully with a dry brush to render the delicate transitions in the shadow areas on her body.  Not sure if it's finished yet but I'm pleased ...
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