We had one of our best models last night at Shane's studio. Mike does amazing gesture work, and also has a very strong "stage presence" which helps us create powerful drawings. He puts a lot of thought into his poses and takes great (physical!) pain to hold poses for a long time.
This is about an hour and a half drawing, done with charcoal pencils in grey, black, and white on grey mat board.
Mike is also posing for our drawing group this evening, and I'm inspired by the work of Paul Cadmus - Mike reminds me of his models - so I think we will do some poses inspired by Cadmus' amazing figure work.