Saturday, September 07, 2013

First session

I was very excited about attending my first life drawing evening after the summer break. It was a two hour pose at, "The Swedish Academy of Realist Art".  I was a bit too eager and so my watercolour study failed, luckily I didn't give up and managed to do one half-decent sketch. The model's underarm does not look correct but otherwise I'm quite pleased with it.

Nude sketch by David Meldrum 20130905
figure drawing 20130905

I used Arches 300gsm rough paper originally which is wonderful to paint on if you have time but is too slow-drying for figure painting with tempo. I don't think my fellow artists would appreciate me using a hair drier every ten minutes either.


  1. setxu1:00 pm

    Nice sketching, I´would like to see your failed watercolor, cause i´m pretty sure it wasn´t a failure at all.

    1. Ah, no, I'm not showing it to you. It was bad, honest! ;)