Sunday, August 21, 2011
I returned to figure drawing studio after taking a couple weeks off for travel, and recovery from travel. Getting over to Whitewater takes about a five hour commitment by the time I pack up, drive there, clean up and drive home again. Still, I always have a good time, and I am getting fond of the quick draws in particular, I find that the longer I labor over a drawing the less I enjoy it, and that shows inthe results. This is an initial five minute pose, done with conte crayon.
I arrived late, so found myself off to the side, with lots of foreshortened views. Still, I like the challenge.
Our model Linda always poses in yoga outfits, and I find that drawing a clothed model is just as interesting as an undraped one, and perhaps the atmosphere in the room is a bit more relaxed as well.
I spent a little longer on this, though it really doesn't look it, except for the addition of watercolor to the conte crayon.
I asked and got permission to photograph some of her poses. I figure next winter when I am too chicken to drive over I will have some of a favorite model to use.