Tag Archives: gesture figure studies

Figure Drawing July 30, 2018

Tonight we had Ina, originally from South America, so Spanish speaking. She is together with a Belgian man with whom they have two children. But the curious thing about her is that she, husband and two children took off from here about two years ago to live on a sailboat and sail around the world. Well, she’s back now. The sailing adventure did not go exactly as planned. 😉  But they are still free spiriting it around Europe living in a camper van and sailing a few months out of the year. So much for the story, here are a few drawings from the evening.

Four fifteen minute studies. Conté crayon and pencil on tinted pastel paper. 32.7 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Two four minute gesture drawings. Charcoal on brown tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13.75 x 19.75.

 

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Figure Drawing – March 5, 2018

Haven’t seen this model come for awhile. She is younger than most, so that just means that potentially she  might take more energetic positions. Well, that wasn’t really the case tonight. Still, it turned out to be a productive evening.

Three fifteen minute poses, Conté crayon touched up with conté pencil on toned pastel drawing paper. 32.7 x 50 cm or 13 x 19.75 in.

Four four minute gesture studies. Charcoal on brown tinted sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm or 13.75 x 19.75 cm.

Figure Drawing February 26, 2018

Fantastic model tonight. How could we be so lucky to have two great male models (almost) in a row (see February 12th)? For the model tonight seemed to know intuitively what poses create true interest. Weight changes. Tension – and/or lack of it. Being comfortable in your own skin. Well, OK, I was also experimenting – with some success – with my new skin tone pastels. Maybe both factors coming together?

Below six (count ’em, six) fifteen minute figure studies. (that means that almost every one turned out interesting, since we usually do seven in total). Conté crayon with conté pencil on tinted pastel paper. 32.7 x 50 cm. or 13 x 19.75 in.

Three gesture drawings. Charcoal on tinted brown sketching paper. 35 x 50 cm. or 13.75 x 19.75 in.

 

Figure Drawing, August 15, 2016

One of my all-time favorite models, Luc. He is a dancer, so he easily takes on interesting poses containing a sense of gesture. Also, he sometimes wears his white, flowing, dancing pants, which allow for other interesting lines and contrasts. Five fifteen minute poses. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

 

And a few four minute poses – also well worth spotlighting but I only have one shot.35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Figure Drawing, August 17, 2015

Ina, one of our regular models. The spotlighted drawing is done in pencil heightened with white conté pencil.

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

Three four minute poses. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.