Saturday, October 16, 2010

Artist And Model 3; Profile In Primary Colors; Back To Back In Orange And Blue

 Drawn from life, this morning.

Pastel and charcoal on 9"x12" card.

About these drawings:

I arrived very late, and once again the room was crowded.  So, I got another opportunity to explore the artist and model theme.  Lemonade from lemons.

After the artist packed up, I was able to move closer and play with the model's pose.  I'm especially happy with Back To Back.


17 comments:

  1. Your lemonade ain't bad.

    Artist and model... the way the eye is pulled into the mans glass lens. Then because he's looking down it points you in that direction allowing all the other areas to become prominent

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  2. Thanks, PA. Because I already had some idea of where I was going, I was able to get there and then past it, really quickly.

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  3. I most definitely liked the artist, the twist of the neck, the ear to eye, the tension in the shoulder.

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  4. Me, too. He was moving his head and changing his body position as he turned back and forth from his pad to the model; not posing, so the artist's figure is very dynamic.

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  5. Great captures and lovely loose drawings. I love the strong colours and contrasts.

    I miss life drawing classes.

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  6. they are all amazing!
    like lines, colors and strength in the expression!
    Lemonade from lemons!

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  7. Thank you, Jeanette and Denise.

    Jeanette, these life drawings are from essentially an artists' cooperative, a "meetup" group where everyone contributes a small sum to the model's fee/cost of venue (if any). http://www.meetup.com/figuredrawing-188/

    I don't know, but maybe you could start one in your area.

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  8. I really like the over the shoulder angle of the top picture.

    And you seem to have captured the artist's personality.

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  9. Thanks, K. The particular artist seemed embarrassed when someone drew his attention to my drawing.

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  10. I like the first one: the watcher being watched.

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  11. Thanks, Margaret. I like it too. Though, from the perspective of the watcher, it is strange being watched watching.

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  12. Not much to add, but here's one more vote for the top one. Back to back is interesting, but there's even more going on in Artist and Model 3, as others have said.

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  13. Thanks, Banjo. Lots of times, the first thing you try works best.

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  14. I can't get enough of the middle profile. Sorry I missed it until now, it's wonderful.

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  15. Thanks, Katherine. Throwing up multiple images at once: I expect that, at most, one will catch the viewer's eye. At least, that's often the case when I look at things. I get involved with one and don't really see the others.

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