Tag Archives: 15 minute figure study

Figure Drawing, September 4, 2017

A new-to-me model last night. Young, lithe and somewhat ambitious at least in her 4 minute posing.

Three 15 minute poses, one above and two below. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on tinted pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Here below are some 4 minutes studies from last night’s session. charcoal or conté crayon on pastel paper (because I ran out of sketching paper). 30.5 x 40.6 cm. or 12 x 16 in.

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Figure Drawing, July 31, 2017

Two fifteen minute poses ended up being keepers from this evening. I like how there is a different chromatic feel reflected in the choice of different papers and the subsequent development of the image.

Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

And a four minute one as well. 30.5 x 40.6 cm. or 12 x 16 in

Figure Drawing, July, 3, 2017

Soeren, one of my favorite models. A tall, lanky guy whose body can never fully fill the page no matter how big the paper may be. The foreshortening in the reclining pose, below left, was particularly challenging so I’m especially happy with the way the final white highlights helped to define his splayed out body.

These three sepia toned drawings (plus one gray) 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 minute poses below. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

 

Figure Drawing, May 22, 2017

I find there is something disconcerting about a nude model, who decides to retain their glasses. When drawing, include them or not? If so, the hard lines and hard reflections from the glasses create an element where previously there were only organically flowing shapes. But still, I think the most successful drawing of the evening was the featured one here where the bright white of the glasses’ reflection forms the strongest highlight.

Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

 

 

Here below two of the four minute quick poses. Conté crayon on sketch paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing, May 17, 2017

There are those rare occasions when a figure drawing session yields a number of drawings that deserve the spotlight. This evening there were three 15 minute poses that turned out rather well. I think the difference is that Bruno (our host) instructed the model (or maybe the model suggested it?) to bring a costume and pose with it, or even to pose semi dressed, in addition to fully undressed. Somehow I always find a partially dressed model more exciting/evocative. Chromatically, too, the situation offers more hues to introduce into the drawing – or not. Because with art it isn’t what you say that makes the difference – it’s what you don’t say.

Three fifteen minute poses. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

 

A few of the four minute poses. Pastel chalk on toned drawing paper.

 

Figure Drawing, May 8, 2017

An unusually fecund evening. I think the model reminded me of an old long lost lover.

Five 15 minute poses, one above and four below. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on tinted pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

 

Five four minute studies. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

  

 

Figure Drawing, May 1, 2017

One of the more frequent models, Soeren. A very tall, lanky fellow with big hands and feet. It is often difficult to get all of his splayed out body on one piece of paper.  I like the highlighted one because of the accent of a warm conté crayon for the face and feet.

Three fifteen minute poses, one above and two below. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on tinted pastel paper.  32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.