I was interested in going back and looking at using inks and more linear effects within drawing because it is something that I particularly enjoy doing, and I wanted to step away from using acrylics and thick paints for a while just so that I could refresh and attempt something potentially more subtle.
I am starting by drawing a female figure, clothed but in a pose that feels quite enclosed and solitary. The pose appeals to me, I feel as if the long limbs and variation of black, blue and red emphasise different materials and textures in the picture, and I decide to use a mixture of inks and fine liner pen. I am making the marks seem definite, but also I am adding various quick sketch areas to show how free moving and quick the picture is.
I am also doing an ink drawing of another woman who is posed for life drawing, and I feel that this is a more traditional and set up form for the life model to take. I am linking this work with the previous picture drawn, as I have taken inspiration from it, and so am using multiple images of the woman to test out different colours and techniques. I think that the blue and the red works particularly well because of the way that they blend so subtly to make a purple tone. It gives a seductive hot and cold feel instead to emphasise the shadows and curves of the model’s body.