When you are a man

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When you are a man 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 for me is the purest form of art. And drawing from life is the best.

In drawing from life I aim to capture the essence of the moment. This succeeds when the right mark is made in the right place, it is even better when that mark is unique, has found a new way of describing.

I love the simplicity and intimacy of pencil drawings, the grainy texture, soft and sharp, with a light sheen, all within one medium. You can find the artist’s response to the environment, what details are picked up, how they are described and equally significant what is omitted. The artist is fully exposed.

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