3S Life Drawing

Kicking off a new season

17/09/22 45 mins post St Ives

There’s a confidence that’s emerged in the work after the Emily Ball session in these drawings. I hope to keep up that level of exploration in life drawing. I’m really starting to enjoy using charcoal and feeling better about layering chalk.

Life drawing montage 01.10.22 (new way of displaying life session images)
05/010/22 3 hours

Getting somewhere: less detail, less stuff, more essence and atmopshere; dark grey good colour to work on, use of complements for light and shade planes.

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By tanyakrzywinskablog

After working in the computer industry and spending some years conducting research into cinema and digital media, I became convinced that the innovative qualities of videogames as participatory media required closer academic attention. As such I have spent most of my career championing the inclusion of games within the academy, and arguing for games as an art form, a role I continue as a Professor at Falmouth University. Alongside this, and my scholarly work on the Gothic, I also maintain, in various forms, a visual art practice. This blog comes out of enrolling on the MA Fine Art degree programme at Central Sr Martins. It is mainly a record of my reflections on the work that I have undertaken for the degree. After having written about folk horror in games and cinema as an academic, this blog will focus on folk horror as a focus for my art practice.


  1. Tanya,

    That first coloured chalky? drawing, would make an excellent blend into a landscape. A sort of opposite of sleeping dragon that’s blended into the hills. ‘ sppose it would have to be a video ?

    Cheers, Toni Z.


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