Some evenings are pure magic. This was one. What are the ingredients that made it so? I’m not entirely sure but I can say that a good model does make all the difference. The model tonight was a man I had never seen before (or since) but he was so good. How so? His poses were not particularly athletic yet he seemed to emanate a quiet self-acceptance, sitting, standing, crouching. He posed naked for the four minute poses but clothed for the longer fifteen minute ones. Due to the fact that he had clothes on, it gave me more colors and textures to work with. For lack of a real name I call him Tintin because he reminds me of that character from the Belgian comics.
Here below are three fifteen minute poses. Conté pencil highlighted by conté crayon on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.
Here are a few four minute poses. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.