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Mark Satchwill
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Artist, Illustrator, music and movie fan.
Artist, Illustrator, music and movie fan.

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Approaching 50 (Self Portrait)
12 x 9 inches, charcoal, 2016. I turn 50 later this year. No big deal. What is a big deal is the decision I made with my consultant a couple of weeks ago to start dialysis and have my kidneys removed. I have Polycystic Kidney Disease, a hereditary kidney di...

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Life Drawing Session 7 : Clowning Around
So at last night's life drawing session, after a few warm up drawings, Nikhil painted a clown face on the model, which added some drama and a little creepiness to the drawings :). All drawings are in charcoal and from 5 - 15 minute poses.

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Life Drawing Session 6 : Fun With Dummies
This week's session involved ropes and dummies! The gentleman who stepped-in to pose last time agreed to model again. After some 10 second poses we settled into 10 - 15 minute poses for the rest of the evening, tied him up, then tied the dummy up and create...

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Life Drawing Session 4
Last night's life drawing session was fairly straightforward after last weeks "Truth Mic" fun. The life model scheduled to  pose did not turn up but a gentleman who had actually come to draw volunteered to step in as he had had some experience of life model...

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The Golden Girls
I was a big fan of The Golden Girls series back ni the Eighties and have been watching repeats on the TV recently. The comedy still stands up well today and I remain terribly fond of those characters, So decided to paint them! Blanche Deveraux (Rue McClanah...

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Life Drawing Session 3
It was another interesting life drawing session last night. The perspex screen was in use again but this time it had the words "Truth Mic" across the top in black tape. A microphone and stand was behind the perspex and a bench in front of it. Sadly only a c...

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Life Drawing Session 2
Last night I attended another session of life drawing. There was a few more people this time and Nikhil, the organizer, had set up a white perspex window which the model went behind to pose. She was lit from behind in two directions so through the perspex w...

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Life Drawing Session 1
Last night I attended a life drawing session for the first time in over 20 years! Life drawing was my favourite thing when I was at school but on my degree course the only life drawing sessions were outside of classes and with all the other work there often...

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Liz Taylor (AHS)
Liz Taylor, 7 x 10 inches, watercolor, pencil and gouache, 2016. A portrait of Liz Taylor from the TV series American Horror Story: Hotel, as played by Dennis O'Hare. It wasn't my favourite season of the show but Dennis was fabulous as Liz.
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