These figure drawings were also completed Saturday night at the drawing session at the MCMA. The pose above was deceptively simple at first. Just the shape of her back. However, the more i studied it the more information i found in the shapes of her hips and along her spine. The light was just right, showing the hunch of her posture as she leaned a little bit forward. I really like the combination of the simple pose with complex shadows.
And on the other end of the spectrum...from my side of the room this was a very complex pose! Not only was she laying down, but she had pillows propping up her mid-section (which gave a gorgeous view from the back!) I found the fore-shortening in this figure drawing very challenging, but I think I managed to capture the majority of the information.