Two drawings from last night's figure drawing session! We asked our model to re-create the two poses I talked about yesterday, inspired by Paul Cadmus' work. He did an amazing job, and they were great poses. I did not draw them from the same vantage point as Cadmus, but I like them anyway. However...I will keep these poses in mind because they really were amazing from the other side of the room!
In the top drawing I spent alot of time on the supports/environment - the lighting was wonderful, and by adding in the supports I could double-check my relationships of arm to arm, elbow to knee, etc.
The second drawing is in graphite, which I haven't done in YEARS because I adore charcoal so much. I started with a 3H, then used an HB, then finished with a 6B to push the shadows a little further. It was hard to not BLEND which I always do with charcoal - it was more controlled and purposeful in my drawing. Overall a great night of drawing!