Tag Archives: Soeren

Figure Drawing, August 28, 2017

One of my favorite models, Soeren. A very tall, very skinny chap, with large hands and feet. Sweet temperament and with a good feeling for what makes for an interesting pose. Actually, he works at out local supermarket so we see each other regularly with his clothes on. Nice.

Three drawings of 15 minute poses done on tinted pastel paper with conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on toned pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

The drawings below are some 4 minute poses from the same evening. They happen to be conté  pencil on pastel paper (because I ran out of my usual cheap sketching paper). I’m always happy if a drawing can convey something energetic about the figure. Four minutes (or less) are good for that – but not much more: tonality gets tossed to the wind. 32.7 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.


Figure Drawing, July, 3, 2017

Soeren, one of my favorite models. A tall, lanky guy whose body can never fully fill the page no matter how big the paper may be. The foreshortening in the reclining pose, below left, was particularly challenging so I’m especially happy with the way the final white highlights helped to define his splayed out body.

These three sepia toned drawings (plus one gray) are 15 minute studies. Conté pencil highlighted with conté crayon on pastel paper. 32.5 x 50 cm or 13 x 19 3/4 in.

Two of the four minute poses below. 35 x 50 cm. or 13 3/4 x 19 3/4 in.