Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.
More figure drawing. I skipped into the figure drawing event today, like a kid going to get ice cream. The model was super and the lighting was challenging (in a good way).
The short 3 and 5 minute poses came first, then a cookie break and then back to drawing with some longer poses.
This time I didn’t forget to note the times for each drawing.
A three minute pose.
Getting into the 3 Minute thing, But I miss my blue pencil.
This one was super awesome, the model was doing a scary ‘ROAR’ pose but kept laughing. Looking at again I think I was able to get that in the drawing.
Now some five minute drawings, the light is good on this one. going from 3 min to 5 min feels decadent.
The model has a pole, really focusing in on the hands and fingers.
Another pole 5 minute pole.
A 10 minute pose and I didn’t know what to do with myself, I spent the extra time on the hair.
Toes are very important. I continued working on the head (on the next page) after i ran out of space
Head hair and face, part of the previous 10 minute.
A twenty minute drawing, up went the hair. A had lots of time to think and see shadows.
The model picked up a guitar and I couldn’t resist working on the feet. They very rarely sit still. 20 min to be continued on the next page.
A quick Fun Fact: When I was in school our teacher, Mr Wyroba, had us draw 50 hands and 50 feet. At the time was was perplexed at the breath of such an undertaking. I remember the Michelangelo hand drawings and photocopies out of the ‘Anatomy for the Artist’ hands being passed around like they where cheat sheets. There were also the empty threats to do all fifty as middle finger salutes. I am so grateful for the support of my classmates and that lesson. I talk about the importance of hands and feet as a form of expression when ever I get the chance.
With 5 minutes-ish left I wanted to work on her hand holding the guitar.
Back to the feet for the last minute.
With this 20 minute I wanted to map some color. The light was taunting me with blue shadows.
Yes that is a giant guitar, very flat and it was hard to change my paradigm so I wrote it in.
A nice outline.
The last 15 minute, I think the model fell asleep on this one, I was able to focus on the face here.