Everyone has their typical style but having been away from life drawing for so long, I’m not too sure what mine is any more, and I have never stylised work much. When I first came to the UK in 1999 I was desperate to go back to life drawing, and found myself drawn to watercolours as usual. We had an excellent lecturer who made us do 20 minute drawings on full-size sheets of paper. I painted, and mighty fast. Here are the results.
The model was on her back with her legs up against the wall. I never seemed to use local colour, just wildly dipped my brush into any colour- dark for tones and light for tints. I also use a lot of pencil-work in my painting as you can see in the piece below.
But both of these are
a) three dimensional
b) they are complete and words could not really add value.
b) cannot be reproduced in a limited edition.
Okay, I have decided that she is to be nude and two-dimensional. I have now begun to look at stylised drawing and visited the Bayeaux Tapestry replica in Reading. I also looked at Burgert, Modigliani and Matisse.