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Figure Drawing, December 23, 2019

The model tonight was a lady named Angie. I scrawled her name across one of my drawings so I would not forget it. She is a large, jolly lady who I enjoy drawing. She takes good poses and seems to know intuitively what would be interesting for those of us on the other side. Below, two pastels on tinted Canson pastel paper and five charcoals on tinted sketching paper.

These drawings are posted much later than usual. They were done just before we departed Bruges for a three month trip – which became five due to the travel restrictions of the covid virus.

 

Conté crayon on tinted Canson paper, 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Conté crayon on tinted Canson paper, 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Charcoal on tinted sketching paper, 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

Charcoal on tinted sketching paper, 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

Charcoal on tinted sketching paper, 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

Charcoal on tinted sketching paper, 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

 

Figure Drawing August 5, 2019

Our model tonight was Soren, a long lanky fellow with large hands and feet. It is always a challenge to fit all of him onto a sheet of paper, with the bodily proportions more or less correct.

Below here three fifteen minutes poses. Conté pencil and crayon on Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

And one four minute pose. Black charcoal on Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

 

Figure Drawing, December 19, 2016

Last session of the year before the holidays. The model with glasses. Sometimes I include them in my drawings sometimes I don’t.

Below  a few of the 15 minute poses. I experimented with blue on the shadows tonight but I find the most successful one (highlighted here) used warm tones for the quarter tones with black or white conté pencil for the contrasted accents. Conté pencil with conté crayon on tinted pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Below are a few 4 minute studies. Conte crayon on sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.