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Figure Drawing, October 14, 2019

Last night our model was Soeren, one of our regulars. He’s really long and lanky. You can’t apply “normal” proportionalities to his figure, for he has a large and bony head, also big feet and hands, so he presents a particular kind of challenge. Last night I was lucky to snag a few keepers from the longer poses and also to find some of the gesture drawings interesting enough to keep.

Also, I had an interesting experience tonight of dropping my kneaded eraser in the middle of the sepia colored paper drawing. Couldn’t find it. Had to make a choice: continue without my trusted third hand or give up on completing the drawing? So I let go of my safety net and found my eraser afterwards. And the drawing worked out anyway. 🙂

Two fifteen minute figure drawings.

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

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

Five four minute figure studies.

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, July 22, 2019

I participated in figure drawing the night before traveling: it was a great way to pack for a trip! But of course I had no time to process the drawings until our return, so here are a few. The model was a pretty young girl, whose features I find I am attracted to draw, only sometimes successfully (the spotlighted drawing here being one of them). Otherwise, her poses are fine, not exactly inspired but hey, no complaints.

Three fifteen minute poses. Conté pencil and crayon on Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

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Three four minute poses. Left to right, the first two black charcoal on tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in. then for the last (since I ran out of sketching paper), black charcoal on tinted Canson pastel paper 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Figure Drawing, June 10, 2019

Tonight we had Soeren (sp?). He is a tall lanky fellow, really good at taking interesting poses. The difficulty in drawing him is that he is so long and lean that I usually run out of paper before I have packed all of his body onto the page. But that wasn’t really the case tonight, especially for the four minute gesture poses, because he tended to fold up into himself in various ways. These too, presented their own kind of challenge, as it was difficult to discover what body parts were doing what. Anyway, here is selection of drawings from the evening.

Two fifteen minute poses. Conté pencil and crayon on Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Three four minute poses. Black charcoal on tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

Figure Drawing June 03, 2019

The model tonight was a heavy set lady with lots of props. She came with a WWI gas mask (!), a black hat sporting a thin black veil, a pair of black wings, a pair of black, thigh length hose and some black, elbow length gloves. OK, we think, this will be fun. Thus whatever the poses may lacked for in terms of bodily inventiveness was made up for with her use of props. An interesting evening containing lots of laughter.

Here below two fifteen minute poses.Conté pencil and crayon on Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Four four minute poses. Black charcoal on tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

Figure Drawing, April 21, 2019

One of our regulars tonight, Luc. He is a dancer, so he’s also a very good model. Lithe, interesting movement. I chose to spotlight the twisting-reclining pose above because it was a challenging one and also because I think it’s a good example of how to say much with little.

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

Three four minute ones. Black charcoal on tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.