Tag Archives: Belgium figure drawing sessions

Figure Drawing, November 7, 2016

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

And three 4 minute poses. Conté crayon on sketch paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing, October 10, 2016

Three 15 minute poses. with a clothed model – for a change. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

 

Two 4 minute poses.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.

 

Figure Drawing, September 28, 2015

I’m still experimenting, getting used to drawing on sienna toned paper. Tonight, even though the model was not particularly inspiring, I found that it was possible to draw in the whole figure with a sienna colored conté pencil. This renders a very low contrast image which allows me to develop details from there. In this case, the head area, portrait style. The highlighted one here is an example of that approach.

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

Three four minute gesture studies. Tonight I used conté pencil on the more expensive Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing, July 27, 2015

A fruitful evening with a good model.

Four fifteen minute poses. One spotlighted above and three here below. Conté pencil on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

 

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