Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Figure Drawing

I'm trying to make the values and edges a little "softer" in this one. I don't know how successful I was. I think the drawing ended up being a bit too light. Anyway, this was done in 25 minutes. Back poses are easier to draw so I was able to get a little more done.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Here are a few more figure drawings. The first one was done in charcoal. The next one was done in about an hour using conte. I laid the ground with conte shavings and spread it with a paint brush. I "added" light values by erasing with a kneaded eraser and dark values with a darker conte crayon. The last one was done in about 20 minutes. I tried to work on the drawing instead of adding values.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

This one was done at the St. Augustine Art Association's figure session. It's on Mondays from 7-10pm. They do a few 5 minute warm up poses to start and go into the long pose for the rest of the evening. This took about two and a half hours. I'm starting to like profiles a lot more now. I think it's because it looks like the subject isn't posing. To me, it looks like the artist captured a moment of time when the subject was doing something else or thinking about something else. It's also a different way of looking at a face, and since it's simpler to draw, I can get more done within the time limit. After a while, if you go to enough of these sessions, you start seeing the same models. So I think this is a slightly different way of looking at her.

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