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  • Writer's pictureStephen Clively

Not zoning out

This is the last blog post on my efforts at the ASOC Portrait and Life Workgroup as we will be having our semester break. Today Victoria was our model. Victoria is a good model as she has the ability to zone out and stay almost perfectly still for the duration of each pose.

First up one of the long poses (about 30 minutes on this one - I did a separate preliminary sketch, see the next photo). This is pencil, charcoal, watercolour pencil and chalk on a very large piece of cartridge paper (84 cm by 59 cm).

"Victoria" sketch by Stephen Clively, pencil, charcoal, water colour pencil and chalk on cartridge paper, 84 cm wide by 59 cm high.

Here is the preliminary sketch, charcoal and pencil on cartridge paper (59 cm by 42 cm).

"Victoria" by Stephen Clively, charcoal and pencil on cartridge paper 59.5 cm by 42 cm

Some of the other sketches from the 40 minute poses this week. First up is pencil, charcoal and conte crayon, on cartridge paper 59 cm by 84 cm. The second is pencil, charcoal, watercolour pencil and chalk, on cartridge paper 83.5 cm by 59 cm. Since the Workgroup on Tuesday I have gone over the second drawing with a massive amount of gouache. I will blog on this soon.

Lastly, a few of the shorter sketches. All charcoal on butchers paper.

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