Monday, February 9, 2009

Life Drawing Mondays…

There is one fail-safe technique to drawing that will always make your drawings better. Draw more. So, I will keep going to The Drawing Studio to do just that. The model for the morning had a very punk-rock look to her—she even had a slight Mohawk going on. I had a very off day today though—forgetting things, dropping my supplies, kicking my bag off my chair—I almost gave up for the morning. But I didn’t and here are my samples from this week.

One-minute gestures to loosen both the artists and the model up.

10-Minute pose

10-minute pose. I focused on portrait only with conté on sand paper.

20-minute pose. This is black conté on gray sandpaper.

20-minute pose. Used white conté on black paper. I don’t think I enjoy this technique—which probably means I should do it more in the future, because I’m not very good at it.

10-minute pose.

25-minute pose. Again, I focused on portrait only. This is the first time I’ve ever used pastels in a life drawing session. And, it’s probably only the 3rd or 4th time I’ve ever used pastels in my life. I liked them a lot, but now that I see this drawing out of the studio, I realize, she’s kind of lopsided.

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