Robin 24 preview by Cat Byrne

318-319 – Robin (life drawing)

1000 drawings, Life drawing

Back to some life drawing! This set from a couple weeks ago.

First, some warm up drawings:


Above: Watercolour & watercolour pencil, 25 minutes


Above: Watercolour & watercolour pencil, 25 minutes

Robin 23 by Cat Byrne life drawing in Todmorden

Robin 23
Ink & watercolour, 25 minutes.
I wanted to try this style again I’ve been working on recently, but I’d left my Indian ink at home. I used some markers and ink pens I happened to have on me instead. Hence the dodgy shading.

Robin 24 figure drawing by Cat Byrne in Todmorden

Robin 24
Watercolour, 25 minutes
And then this happened, which I love.
As I had a nib holder but no ink, I thought to still use the nib for shading & linework… except on the watercolour that was still wet. And the pose was perfect for this effect where it looks like there’s rain falling on his back. Really pleased with this one.


6 thoughts on “318-319 – Robin (life drawing)”

  1. I don’t understand how you can create so much beauty in 25 minutes! Your paintings are exceptional. So fluid and loose yet still structured. Amazing work 🙂

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    • Oh wow, that’s very nice of you to say. There’s only a few pieces I make that get anywhere close to your glowing description though. The rest are all trial and error. So much trial and error!!! 🙂


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