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This is going to be messy!

arms length charcoal life drawing

This weeks exercise was to make a drawing of the model by using charcoal as usual but this time it was taped to the end of a foot-long stick and we were to draw at arms length. So I was drawing from at least a metre away from the easel.

This is going to be messy! Or so I thought..

Yes, it is harder to make the detail but from where I was standing, I found it was  easier to compare the model to what I was putting down on the paper. My eye was able to flick between the two rather than having to move my entire head. The charcoal was making great noises on the paper and you get some uncontrollable marks on the paper depending on if you were drawing up or taking it down. You have to try it!

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