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Wednesday, 17 October 2012
New life drawing class-the point of warm-up sketching
I've started a new life drawing class. The first drawing was a bit tight and self-conscious. I haven't done any life drawing for months
A couple of quick sketch exercises. The top picture was drawn in 50 seconds, the bottom without taking the pencil off the paper. Spot where I cheated!
Second drawing, a bit freer and more expressive. The third drawing was rubbish though. Attending a life class full of 19 year old art students puts a bit of pressure on! I didn't do too badly considering how rusty I was.
I graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in Illustration in 2004. Since then I have worked in animation, television, illustration, education and marketing in a variety of creative roles.
I'm currently based in Coventry employed as a freelance illustrator.
My illustration style is clean and versatile and has been used in a variety of mediums from children's art shows to podcasts. I combine Photoshop with pencil and ink sketches, photography and found textures to suit the nature of the commission. I am inspired by my love of travel and you can often find textures and patterns collected from around the world in my work.