Tag Archives: pastel highlights on figure drawing

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.


Figure Drawing, June 5, 2017

The model tonight was a young girl who (obviously) does a lot of yoga. These kinds of models are quite supple and with a good feeling for interesting poses. Embodied awareness. I’m especially happy with the highlights of the featured image here. I used light yellow, light peach and sepia pastels to contrast with the dark brown of the conté crayon

Below are some 15 minute poses on tinted paper with conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on toned paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

The four minute poses tonight went quickly and well. It’s always delightful to have a good model. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.