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Pepper tones

David missed out on our epic pepper-and-egg drawing session a while ago. So here’s a couple of nicely observed and carefully rendered peppers from him. It does illustrate some interesting differences between tone and colour. The red pepper appears very striking, but
actually there is little tonal variation in it. Reducing the picture to greyscale (see below), it’s the pencil pepper that stands out; the red pepper looks surprisingly flat.

John meets John 3

Drawings by Kathy and Maria

John modeled a series of 15 minute naturalistic poses and the artists were tasked with doubling up the poses into interactive scenes.

by Kathy. Plenty of good work in rendering the clothing, and the right-hand figure (posed first) is especially eloquent. The challenge (for all the artists) came with combining the figures, especially when they overlap.

John meets John 2

John modeled a series of 15 minute naturalistic poses and the artists were tasked with doubling up the poses into interactive scenes.

Drawings by Angela and David

by Angela. The standing pose very eloquent, including good work on the facial expression. The sitting pose seems a bit stiff: compare with the photo, which shows a distinct curve in the back.

John meets John 1

John modeled a series of 15 minute naturalistic poses and the artists were tasked with doubling up the poses into interactive scenes.

Drawings by Steve and Peter

Steve was the only one daring enough to put all the poses (bar one) into a single scene. Even more daring because he committed straight to ink. The resulting picture is full of interest and character.