Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Life Drawing Sept 11


My job change also means I'm in town more regularly.  So on Tuesdays I scurry from Cary to a Chinese restaurant in Chapel Hill, and then to "the schoolhouse" with several other artists who practice drawing from the live model.  There is a regular schedule of models, each with different styles of posing.

Tonight made three Tuesdays in a row, and some things were starting to click that haven't done so in a long time.  I can't get in the groove if I only go once a month (which was the best I was doing with my other job).

Usually I do better with the short poses and struggle on the longer ones.  Tonight I tried some different things with pencil and pastel on the longer poses and they have passages that work for me (and some that don't).  I'd be interested to know what works for you (or not).

Above is a 25 minute pose.  Below is a 5 minute pose, a 10 minute pose, and the two other 25 minute poses.  All pastel or pastel and pencil.  Click on the images for closer views.






5 comments:

Gina Duarte said...

The third one from the top took my breath away...I want to see the rest of her leg, though... :-)

linda said...

these are lovely, steve! glad you get to spend more time making art. :)

susan said...

I love how tenderly drawn these are.

susan said...

Silly of me. I've been by a couple of times and just realized I never told you how much I like these - soft colors with shapes so clearly delineated. My favorite is the first one.

TheCunningRunt said...

That first drawing is amazing - the pastel work looks like a photographic treatment, suggesting in minute detail that which isn't literally expressed. I also love the curves in this one, which give it a warmth which is less evident in the more angularly-drawn poses.

Interestingly to me, the angularity of the last drawing works for me in a way in which the curves of the penultimate one somehow don't. I have no idea what that's about...