Big drawings

Ink on paper, 5no 90 x 63cm

This week’s class with Orlando at RDS was again very challenging. Our model was a circus juggler who we attempted to draw whilst performing.

Orlando’s commentaries and engagement with our work was fantastic. He is endlessly quotable and makes references to artists, paintings and schools of art all the time. My favourite from this week, to describe how a flagging drawing might be revived in the last minutes of a pose, was:

‘to gather all our drawing attempts into one big arpeggio, a final gesture to mark and rework the page’.

This is actually really helpful. Loved it!

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