After a long (way too long) hiatus, I was finally able to return to figure drawing this week. What a delightful surprise to find that the model was one of my favorites(!). I distinctly remember when he posed for us last (about two years ago). That evening, almost every drawing turned out well, partly because he is/was such a good model: comfortable in his own skin and sensitive to what makes for an interesting pose. In the past (not knowing his name) I had called him Tintin, but as I learned this week his real name in Frederick. Thanks, Frederick!
In addition, during this interim I was able to pick up some additional skin tone pastel pencils and conté crayons which allow for subtle additions of warm accents. Yum!
These two toned drawings are 15 minute studies. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.