Friday, 16 March 2012

Bath College Portrait Course - Penultimate Session Tuesday 13th March

On this last but one session we had a new model. I'm not sure of her name, I'll have to confirm next week. This lady will also be here for the final session. Jackie said she wanted us to pay particular attention to her hands.

Monica (?)

I decided to make a drawing this week and possibly a watercolour of her during the final session. I used mainly my Koh-I-Noor HARDTMUTH 5340 clutch pencil with 5.6mm graphite lead. In addition later on Koh-I-Noor Progresso 8911's, also some Lyra Titan 6/8B's. A small amount was also done with Karisma Graphite Aquarelle pencils.

A1 Cartridge Paper 220gm.

Although I tried to fix the midpoint I finished up with losing the feet.  Rather than making the legs too short and cramming them into the available space I thought it better to avoid. This isn't quite my finished work but almost. It is very large and trying to photograph at home is difficult. Still I think you can see the overall impression. While far from perfect I am not unhappy with the result because it is tough believe me. The eraser was in frequent use as I corrected - a lot needed correcting - and apart from things I saw myself Jackie was frequently there to suggest improvements and point out errors.

Another enjoyable session although exhausting. Next week is the final one and I feel I need a break to assess the course and see what benefits acrue from it. 


Mick Carney said...

Still going well Peter.

Peter Ward said...

Final session tomorrow Mick. It has been an experience. I might try a life painting course next - if I can pluck up the courage!