110412 Ladies Day

Last week was Ladies Day at Royal Ascot when all manner of hats and outfits are brushed down and given an airing. This fascinator was difficult to attach to the model’s short hair as it kept slipping which was comical. Like a fan it had been made with pleat folded stiffened fabric. Not very practical but architectural and interesting if you want to make a  design statement. This is a brush and ink study which  is crude but captures the back view of the seated model in her costume outfit. I like the way you catch sight of her profile and can just see her nose especially if you double click on the image to enlarge it. Notice too there is a wide range of mark making from fine trace lines to much broader brush strokes.

sketch book study in medical dictionary: Comrie, J.D 1931 News Chronicle Home Doctor Morrison and Gibb Ltd., London


2 Responses to “110412 Ladies Day”

  1. eclectnik Says:

    Hi Sara,
    I do like this one particularly. The combination of the broad strokes in the hair and wrap, and the fine tracery of the headgear are so effective against the simplicity of the figure. I haven’t the confidence to draw with ink, the few times I was forced to try it in classes always led to disaster. I’ll stick to media that is easy to rub out or correct, but admire your ink drawings very much.

    • Sara Hayward Says:

      Many thanks for your positive comments. It was unusual for the model to be closed but fun also.

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