Tag Archives: 4 minute figure studies

Figure Drawing July 9, 2018

Tonight we had Lisa as our model. She’s one of our regulars, distinctive by her glasses (which, for the most part, I did not include tonight). She also has a distinctive body: thin in her upper torso but large, thick buttocks and thighs.

Here below three fifteen minute studies. I’m still experimenting with pastel chalks for the highlighted skin tones. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Two four minute studies. Charcoal on toned sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

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Figure Drawing July 2, 2018

One of our regulars tonight, Eva, the lady of the black Calvin Klein underwear.

Either she or I were not feeling very inspired, as no fifteen minutes studies made the grade.

Here below are four four minute gesture poses.

Charcoal on brown tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

 

 

Figure Drawing June 25, 2018

This model is one of the regulars but who I personally haven’t seen in awhile.

She doesn’t tend toward over-athletic poses but holds whatever pose she does take rather well. Tonight she had a little difficulty for I become sad (Bruno always checks with them) when we see a model begin to shake 10 minutes into a pose, as they come to realize the difficulty of what seemed to be so simple.

Four fifteen minute poses. Still experimenting with pastel highlights, using warm sepia or brown for the shadows. Conte crayon and/or pencil on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Two four minute gesture poses. Charcoal on brown tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing April 30, 2018

Back after spring break. And I, head deep in writing my thesis, happy for a-no-mind interlude. The featured image here reflects my continuing experimentation with colorful pastels – and this exciting dark brown-gray (umber) for the skin-tone shadows. Wow!

Of course, it also helps to have a good model, who takes interesting poses.

Two fifteen minute studies. Conté crayon and conté pencil on toned pastel paper. 32.7 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Four four minute gesture studies. Charcoal on brown tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing March 26, 2018

The model tonight, I think her name is Lisa, likes to wear glasses when she poses. She is a good model, also with an interesting shape: thin torso with thick legs and buttocks. There is always something stable, grounding and elephant-like in drawing such figures.

Tonight I had better luck with the four minute gesture poses. Below here are five. Charcoal on tinted brown paper. 35  x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

  

Figure Drawing – March 5, 2018

Haven’t seen this model come for awhile. She is younger than most, so that just means that potentially she  might take more energetic positions. Well, that wasn’t really the case tonight. Still, it turned out to be a productive evening.

Three fifteen minute poses, Conté crayon touched up with conté pencil on toned pastel drawing paper. 32.7 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Four four minute gesture studies. Charcoal on brown tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 cm.