I took the day off from my day job on Monday — part of my plan to make sure I use all my annual leave allowance before I lose any untaken leave at the end of April — and booked myself a three-hour life-drawing session.
The three drawings presented here are 30–40 minute studies, made with a combination of graphite pencil, charcoal pencil, sanguine pencil, walnut brown pastel pencil, and white/sanguine/walnut brown/black pastel crayons — the contents of Faber-Castell’s 12-piece Pitt Monochrome Set — on 250gsm A3 Clairefontaine Naturel paper.
I also have the whole of next week booked off from my day job, and I aim to fit in two or three life-drawing sessions during that week, so these from yesterday are, in part, a warm-up for next week’s sessions.
I was mainly concentrating on line-work in these three drawings, as well as getting used to the combination of mark-making media available in the Pitt Monochrome Set. I might continue with these next week, or swap back to pastels or charcoal - I’m not sure as yet.