The rest of us adored this pose as well - and asked for a variation of it for our long drawing. My first figure drawing was on a grey pastel board. I used a wash of white watercolor to lay out the light, then continued with charcoal.After I was pretty happy with my first figure drawing, I moved on to a couple of quick and colorful pastel studies from other viewpoints in the studio. You can see the pose was interesting from each angle, and our model did an AMAZING job of holding the pose! Thank you!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Figure Drawing of the Female Model - The Sexiest view may be from Behind
I adore our figure drawing group. There's a great mix of artists who cover a great range of styles and techniques. Everyone works hard, contributes ideas and it's a very pleasant atmosphere where we can chat but also get some great art accomplished.
One of the characters, Cecil, is a back man. And by back man I mean he loves to draw the backs of the female nudes. So often he makes a request for a back pose, or you see him scurry from one side of the room to the other because the models' pose has a lovely back view on the other side of the room!
Last night our lovely model struck this gorgeous pose, and the lighting and gesture just made for a wonderful figure drawing of the back, and of course thrilled Cecil!