Life 1

Life 1

This is a great drawing for thirty minutes work. The movement and pose are perfect. I remember when I took charcoal to my life class fifty years ago the tutor was very unimpressed. He was a stickler for precision 2b pencil !

Fantastic drawing, Lesley. The 30 mins struggle was worth it. Well done.

This would have taken me 3 hours and I would still have come up short! This is a great drawing, and especially impressive given the short time you tool I agree with Fred - you've captured the movement and pose beautifully and the tones and lines are super. Well done, Lesley!

Looks great to me. The curves and highlights make it full of life. It must be such a good exercise having to be quick and produce lovely, dynamic lines.

Many thanks everyone for such positive comments. I'm very lucky to be a member of a great life drawing class and I'm having fun with the challenge of shorter poses at the moment.

well caught. It is a great position I also enjoy the shorter poses, and love my charcoal and conte . its great to see other people enjoying a life class.

Lesley. have discovered that Viking sell newsprint A1 for about £17.00 for 250 sheets, it's not bad quality.

Good life drawing Lesley. Not the easiest of poses, you've done well!

Thanks Sylvia and Louise :) Sylvia, thanks for the info on the newsprint, I often use if for fast 5 min warm ups, will check this out.

Super work Lesley. I must get back to my local life drawing class :)

This is a change Lesley

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Charcoal, A3. Struggled with this for 30 mins yesterday at my life class.

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Lesley Dabson

I love to paint water, with boats, buildings or simply the water in oils. I'm a regular at life drawing sessions where I usually get covered in charcoal!

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