Candid Art

Pencil on paper, 63 x 90cm

Through the autumn of 2018 I attended several drop-in life drawing classes at Candid Art behind Angel Islington, London. They were busy sessions with interesting and good models. Typically, as with lots of classes, they started with quick 5 minute poses and drawing warm-ups, that gradually extended. After a coffee break there would be a longer pose of 45-50 minutes and the drawing above is the result of one of these.

Initially the model seemed difficult and uninteresting to draw because of their slight frame. This can sometimes make a figure’s appearance look disproportioned with too long legs and arms. However, somehow I managed to capture this elongation and angular form, with a good likeness. The model was a delight to draw, with interesting folds and a slightly collapsed position on the studio’s chair.

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