Soft sculpture and drawing practice

Remember ‘id’?  Well, I made another one.

‘id’ II

But what do you do with them?  I decided to use them for drawing practice.  Because I do a lot of my work from photographs, I need more experience drawing from life.  I did the following small sketches (about A5 size) using the dolls as still life models.  I used dip pen and indian ink, which forces me to focus on making an image using lines only, therefore thinking how to use a range of marks to suggest areas of tone.  I also drew them fairly quickly, and directly with the pen.

soft doll in ink 1soft doll in ink 2soft doll in ink 3soft doll in ink 4

1 thought on “Soft sculpture and drawing practice

  1. I do find you ‘ids’ a tad spooky!! Not something I’d like to find in a dark room! Wonder why? Maybe because they don’t have faces?
    I like the pen and wash drawings

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