Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some of yesterday's drawings















































This is the third consecutive week I've made it to a live figure drawing session. Once again, short poses, five to 25 minutes. These sketches are on 6"x12" paper, in ink (two with highlighter) and, finally, pastel and crayon. Note: On June 11, I added more pastel to the last drawing and replaced the original with the revised version.

9 comments:

  1. YOu did each of those in five to 25 minutes? Wow.

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  2. These are wonderful - they have a real sense of presence.

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  3. my favorite time slot is the 6o second gesture drawing. Really forces exaggeration which for me was always necessary

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  4. Thanks, Margaret and Katherine.

    Margaret, because these are small, even 5 minutes feels like a fairly long time. The 25 minute pose actually resulted in two drawings for me (the two on the right) and I had time to color the backgrounds. (If I'd brought anything larger than my sketchpad with me, drawing on a larger piece probably would have made sense, here. I"ve been leaving the larger papers and board behind because that way I have less to drag with me and therefore less excuse not to go.)

    PA, I usually don't get much but gesture out of one minute poses; I need two minute poses to get anything more. But I haven't done them in a while and I haven't done them this small. Something to try, if I get to a session where they're offered.

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  6. I really like the one in the upper left corner. You have a definite sense of where/how the weight is resting, and to me that is so difficult.

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  7. I think they were 60 seconds. It's been awhile. I did them on bond paper 18' x 24"? Anyhow On the larger paper the drawing required more shoulder action ...less wrist. This practice would hold me in good stead when later i had to start drawing on walls.

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  9. Thanks, all.

    Ah, this model is amazing. That first pose and the standing pose, she held for about five minutes. I like that one, too.

    PA, your comments about arm movement on larger paper are right on target. Some of this drawing is exhausting. I imagine wall painting, much more so. (What's the story behind "I had to . . ."?)

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