Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tuesday's drawings














































These are drawings from this past Tuesday, the last uninstructed modeling workshop of the quarter at Art Center. Once again, these were poses in the 5 to 15 minute range. The drawings are on 18"x24" paper, each figure occupying about a quarter of that space. The first two images are of graphite drawings; the last three images are of ink drawings.

I am glad I took this summer to focus on quick drawings from life. In the fall, I want to focus on longer poses from life, the so-called painting poses, where the model returns to the same pose throughout the entire modeling session.

14 comments:

  1. Fourth from the left is my favorite; graceful.

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  2. Thanks, Robert and AH.

    AH, any progress on the "art model" project?

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  3. It's interesting the way you've used the color ink to go in and do the facial details leaving the dark line for contouring. Nice abbreviated work in the upper right image

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  4. I always like the quick poses. Would some of these would be too difficult to hold for any length of time? I like the solidity you give them.

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  5. XXce!!ent, JS! They make posing looks so effortless. And their fragility & softness you've displayed here is wunderful.

    Now,where are the scenes from a cafe?

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  6. Yes, I finally spotted the car again. And the model is a guy. I think I know two other men who live in that house, so I'll talk to them next time we're all walking our dogs.

    Will report back.

    Over and out.

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  7. Really nice drawings, Jean. The sense of weight, gesture and the balancing of mass work really well.
    What I like most is your rhythmic use of line, especially in the right figure of the second drawing.

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  8. I've always liked life drawing.
    Very nice.

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  9. very nice figure work. You are really quite good on these.

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  10. jI met the art model. And I knew him all along. Art models, unlike fashion models, can be very unassuming. He does both the short poses (and showed me his t-shirt featuring his famous six) and long (6 hour, at 25 minute intervals). He said he's the one who decides the pose; not teacher or student. Guess he's been doing this most of his working life.

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  11. Thanks to all for visiting and for the nice comments.

    AH, I'm mystified. What's that "famous six" that's featured on his t-shirt?

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  12. Next time I see him I'll ask to photograph the t-shirt. I guess they are short poses for which he's well known?

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