Left to right

A3 Charcoal and wash on paper

I felt tired and niggly and was ready to pack it in and go home but thought, as the model was making the effort, that I’d give it one last go!  So I let myself off the old expectation hook by drawing mainly with my left hand which pulled me out of the doldrums into presence and the joy of simply looking and drawing with nowhere to get to.  I think this pleasure shows in the end result which has a loose kind of freshness about it.

2 thoughts on “Left to right

  1. Dee, I love this one! We talked about your reaction to his pose so I was interested to see what you had done. It seems to me that not only is there a freshness but an energy about this piece, which is almost certainly due to you re-newing your approach to a pose you know rather too well! After we talked I wasn’t sure what the pose would be but I found this drawing very good to look at; very masculine and powerful. Maybe that is due in part to the looseness of your drawing and reflects what happens when someone knows what they are doing and just does it, as in the Art of Archery. Again, I love it and think it may well be my favourite of all those you’ve posted.

  2. Never tried to draw…………maybe I should try and when I do use my left hand. You are an inspiration……..

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