Tonight we had one of our regulars, a large, jolly lady who usually brings her own props with her. Tonight, though, no props, just flesh. But because she is so massive and takes interesting poses – particularly on the shorter ones – I found that the four minute sketches turned out better. So here below are some of the shorter poses, including the spotlighted one displayed above (shown on the wordpress site but not the ezine):
We had a new model tonight – which is to say this was her first time modeling for a figure drawing session. She did very well: took interesting poses and held them; plus she had a muscular body that was interesting to draw. For some reason I had more success with the longer poses tonight.I like the spotlighted one because she arched her back for that and I was able to capture some aspect of the arch. Plus I had enough time to add a few white highlights – which always makes the drawing pop.
Here below four fifteen minute poses. Conté pencil and crayon on Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.
And one four minute gesture drawing. Black charcoal on tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 in.
After a long hiatus, I was delighted to finally return to Bruno’s studio to do some figure drawing. The model, Arne, was a good one, choosing interesting, creative poses. Below are three 15 minute poses and 4 four minute poses. I was happy with the four minute poses, especially those that happened with a firm and decisive stroke.
Fifteen minute poses. Conté pencil and conté crayon on Canson pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.
Four minute poses. Charcoal on toned sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13.75 x 19.75 in.