Drawings by Tony Johansen The theme on this page is 'from behind'. The
media here range from traditional chalks, pen and wash to pencil and
pictures for close ups
Nicole (h)26cm x
Chalk can have a very fleshy quality. This drawing was
from a 5 minute pose. Often I like to make a drawing from memory of a
short pose. It cuts down on the distracting nonessentials that way.
Charles Billich likes this drawing. Appreciation like that is my
At Ashton's (h)16cm x
Pen and ink wash, simple and direct. I like that.
Reliance Nude (h)20cm x
Watercolor. Quick poses often give the best results. These poses were
short and fun done onboard an old wooden Ferry on Sydney Harbor. The boat was called the Reliance and it was an art cruise, hence the nude model in the main cabin.
Bones of the Human Back (h)41cm x
Pencil. Learning to understand the workings beneath the skin is
worthwhile just for the sake of knowledge. That it is doubly useful
when drawing is an added bonus. This anatomy drawing is from a few years ago.
Astrologer (h)9cm x
Pencil. This was done at 'Bill and Tony's' in Stanley Street.
This fellow was holding court, dispensing advice at the drop of a birth
time. I'm not keen on astrology, but he made a fabulous subject.
Sunday Night (h)9cm x
Pencil and watercolour wash. Done while very 'merry' beside the piano. The music was
great and I get a buzz from working from life like this. I put my wine and watercolor kit and pencils on the grand piano and get to work. The musicians love seeing an artist capturing their rhythmic form of artwork.