Burlesque at its best

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Burlesque at its best is part of the body of work For the love of drawing, a series on lifedrawing in pencil.

The pencil drawings are all between A3 and A2 in size and completed in certainly no more than 10 minutes per sketch.

Drawing to me is the purest form of art.

The artist cannot hide behind bright colours, layers of paint or printmaking techniques.

What he draws and then how he draws it, but also equally significant what he doesn’t draw, and how he does that; the artist is fully exposed.

I love the simple beauty and intimacy of a pencil drawing; the grainy texture, soft and sharp, and with a light sheen, all within one medium. And drawing from life is the best.

See more work as part of For the love of drawing in:

For the love of drawing

The long limbs of classical dancers turned rogue

Burlesque at its best

When you are a man

Paddy joins in

The tales of sisters, friends and lovers