Tag Archives: Belgium figure drawing sessions

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, November 28, 2016

Luc, one of my favorite models. He’s a dancer so he’s very good a finding interesting poses.

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

And a few 4 minute poses. Conté crayon on sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing, November, 14, 2016

There are some evenings that just become magical. And I couldn’t have predicted it, either. The model was a brown skinned woman of Indian extraction. She was challenging to draw because highlights on her skin were almost blue – and her hair was jet black. But electricity began to jump the moment she put on her blue robe. Obviously, the effect wouldn’t have been the same on white paper. BTW: the quick poses were also quite successful, I think because she had a good feel for interesting movement.

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

4 minute poses. Conté crayon on toned sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing, October 3, 2016

When the model has some background in yoga, the poses taken can be quite interesting – and challenging to both parties!

Two poses of 15 minutes, one above and one below. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on toned paster drawing paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Two poses of four minutes. Conté crayon on toned sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing, February 15, 2016

A model whose ethnic characteristics are Indian. So she has almost bluish tints to the highlights of both her hair and skin. Nice, but it can be chromatically challenging if you take your visual impression literally.

One fifteen minute pose, spotlighted above. Conté pencil heightened with conté crayon on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Three four minute gesture studies. Black charcoal on toned sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.