Having only managed one attendance so far this year, last night I braved the weather and went for my weekly life-drawing fix. It’s refreshing to draw a model who understands how to pose well to make the drawing more of a challenge, and yesterday I had the joy of drawing a gentleman who often models for our two-hour nude classes. For yesterday’s one-hour class he was wearing shorts.
These first three drawings were one-minute warm-ups, and you can tell my technique relaxes with each one. My third sketch was definitely the most successful of the three (fewer lines, more punch).
Then we switched to two twenty-minute seated/laid down poses. With my enthusiasm I managed to elongate the model’s body in this first drawing. My second attempt (bottom) was much more accurately captured (and carefully planned).
Sometimes you just need to hold back with your mark-making until you understand what’s going on in front of you. Look with your eyes rather than your pencil, and it helps to do a little measuring, too!
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