Figure Drawing July 16, 2018

Last night was one of my favorite models, Hub. He is a dancer by profession so his poses are full of movement: he knows how to create interesting poses.

Attached here are four of the fifteen minute studies. I have been experimenting since last December or so with more color in my pastels. I use a variety of pastel-y skin tones, which augment the siennas and browns I have already been using for years. In addition, I have discovered umber, which is actually an “ugly” color, but fantastic for the shadows on a figure. Who knew?

These three toned drawings below plus the one in the spotlight above 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.

 

Two of the four minutes gesture drawings. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

 

 

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