@londondrawing

🤫 SO TRUE LOVELIES, TODAY WE’VE GOT A MALE NUDE STUDY. DIRECTLY FROM LONDON.

Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook

@londondrawing holds yet another in the long list of wonderful online life drawing sessions I have sketched at during the pandemic.

This session involved the model Andrea Morani in classic poses.

While I drew this first pose, someone asked the moderator how they handled body hair. And I can’t remember the exact response, but it went along the lines of “if it’s a detail you can leave it out or it’ll distract from the big picture”. I agree with that as a general principle, but there are always exceptions. Like when the body hair is what you notice.

With our pale-skinned, dark-haired model, body hair created patterns and textures and I enjoy juxtaposing flat-pattern-like mark-making with light and shade creating form and volume.

I’m working on all sorts of paper and in a mix of media in this session. I started out on newsprint with charcoal. Love the feel of…

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