The Hundred Day Project Day 26: Another Pair of Figures in Black Ink

The left hand figure was once again based on a book illustration with a nude simplified and gone a bit Deco. The right hand figure was drawn from life in a quick pose, I think 5 minutes. I used a fine line ink pen for both. Neither are particularly successful and neither are as bad as some of the stash of drawings I rifled through and rejected. 

Funnily enough, the longer I take on these things, the worse they seem to get. Fiddling gets one nowhere, too much ink gets onto the paper and the work seems to lose proportion, tonal balance and worst of all energy. I’ve been life drawing for a year now and think a short course, perhaps a week, under supervision, might well help.


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