Life Drawing Sessions

As well as using a sketchbook in order to keep my application of line and tone consistent in my work, I find that regular life drawings are paramount to what I intend to create in my artwork. Once I have completed a painting, I go back to sketchbook work to see how this affects my drawing practice, and through these sketches I then approach my paintings and see how I can suggest an arm, or define a back with these results. Many of my paintings are composed disjunctured parts of the body, taking inspiration from my life drawing sessions with Barry, painting my more slender, frailer looking body in the mirror, and inspiration from other artists suggestion of the body.