Friday, May 20, 2011

May's Second Charcoal

May's Second Charcoal - seated nude - Stephen Scott, Cape Town ArtistCharcoal on Paper

This is the second charcoal I'm posting this month.
I think there is something (hopefully at least one thing) in each drawing that I fall in love with, in this drawing it's the fabric wrapped around her hips - I love the folds in the fabric and the way the light captures the folds.

At tea time someone said, about my drawing; "She looks cross."
The model, overhearing the comment, looked at my drawing and said; "No I don't, I look pretty!"
Gog bless her.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May's Charcoal

Seated Nude - Charcoal on Paper by Cape Town artist Stephen ScottMay's Charcoal
Seated Nude - Charcoal on Paper
(SOLD)

I have a massive feeling of accomplishment with this drawing.
Why? Because the model loved it to the point of wanting to buy it!

And I love the light on the hair falling down in front of her face.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May's Paintng

May's Paintng; Small Seated Nude, South African Artist - Stephen Scott
Small Seated Nude
Oil on Canvas Board

I tried to do this painting with the same feeling that I gave the Pink Bikini, but I ended up becoming too 'precious' about the damn thing.
I had to stop myself from carrying on, another 15 minutes of painting would have ruined it.

What do you think - Just right? Or do I need to do more work on it?

(My camera is on the blink, so this photo was taken on my Black Berry and will need to be updated when I have a working camera again.)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April's First Charcoal

March was not an inspiring month for me; I finished no paintings and my drawings turned on me.

When I tell people that I draw and paint the response is often, "Oh nice, that must be so relaxing."
To which I grimace and think to myself "bloody idiot!"

There is nothing relaxing about drawing or painting at the level that I attempt to, and there is no pleasure in it either, but there is enormous pleasure in having finished a piece, especially when it works.


Charcoal drawing of a seated Nude by South African artist, Stephen Scott
April's started off much better than March - it felt good to have finished this drawing.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Guest Artist - Emilie Houssart

I had a disastrous drawing session last week; I eventually rubbed out the face of the nude I was working on and replaced it with a pie dish... Everything was going wrong.
(Lucky this week's drawing was a success - it needs another hour or so of work before I can publish it here.)
I was feeling despondent so I started looking for tutorials on how to draw in charcoal and I was also looking for inspiration. In Google i searched for "Charcoal nudes."

In in doing so I found these Beautiful Nudes by Dutch painter Emilie Houssart (currently in Texas) - you can see her work here: http://www.emiliehoussart.org

Take a few minutes to go over to her website and explore her drawings and paintings.

To whet your appetite, take a look at these spectacular drawings:






Female Nude Study
Charcoal on paper





Female Nude Back Study
Charcoal on paper


If you have any favorite artists that have examples of beautiful nudes, please leave a comment, or send an email telling me about them.

Friday, March 18, 2011

February's Charcoal

February's Nude
Charcoal

I'm really starting to love charcoal as a medium, but they're starting to stack up. I'm wondering if I should start selling them. Or maybe I should just give a few away...
 
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