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Tales from the Other Side: Life Drawing

I have written before about life drawing and how I have found it so beneficial to my I drawing progression – not just from a technical point of view, but also as a way of utilising a creative community space to engage with others work and get feedback on your own. Week after week we ask a model to sit for long periods of time in positions that we believe to be comfortable so we can draw their form. But just as a good boss should go and experience the other side their business to get their  ...

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Drawing, Inspirations

Interview: David Paul Gleeson Talks About His Prize-Winning Drawing, Triple Self

I am sat in one of my favourite little cafes in Stafford deep in conversation about artistic practice. ‘You should struggle, if you are not struggling why bother? It’s the struggle that makes it worth it.’ David Paul Gleeson is telling me as we veer into discussing wider artworks, as well as his own style and approach to work. The Struggle Modern art and drawing invites people to be included, he tells me. It creates a sense of empathy that aligns the onlooker with the artist/artistic, with  ...

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Drawing, My Work

7 Drawing Exercises to Try

Do you ever go start a drawing and just sit there frozen in the blindingly reflected light of that blank white paper? It’s OK, it happens to us all. And the unfortunate thing is it can become a crippling barrier to ever getting that pencil/pen down on paper. Drawing, like any craft or art, is a muscle that needs to be used. Otherwise it will get stiff, cease up, and whither. But the great thing is, that even if that has happened to you – and if I am honest, my drawing muscles are in a state  ...

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Drawing, My Work

October: It’s All About Drawing

If you’ve visited the site before, you may have seen my post about life drawing and how useful I have found it to get me back in the creative mindset. But recently I have been getting increasingly frustrated with my work. I sit in front of that dreaded blank page and the thought of making a mark sparks rigidity in my digits, and floods me with self-doubt. It’s that little voice again, ‘you can’t draw!’ Well, you know what? That voice needs to do one! Because I can draw. And do you know why?  ...

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