Thursday, December 9, 2010
Two Figures; Seated Woman
These are pastel on pastel card, about 9"x12" each.
There was only one model yesterday.
Two Figures is yesterday's model, drawn on top of an earlier life drawing of a male model.
In the comments, we've been talking about influences, conscious and otherwise, in this drawing.
Check out the relevant bit of Botticelli's Venus here.
And the flattened and distorted face Picasso painted here (part of a discussion at Banjo's blog on December 8, 2010.)
And the stark palette of the German Expressionists, in a poster here.
Seated Woman is actually my first drawing of the morning. Very colorful, very classical in shape and pose. Two Figures is, in part, my own reaction to this classicism and high color.
Seated Woman is also my first drawing after getting the thumb on my left hand splinted on Tuesday morning (thumb is sprained, we hope). It is awkward working with a splinted thumb, but much nicer than trying to work without the splint.