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Thursday, November 19, 2009
Two New Pastel Drawings of the Female Nude
Lovely, lovely model last night for our figure drawing group! Long limbs, elegant poses...wonderful "stage presence". I was still a bit under the weather, but stayed long enough to do two drawings.
The first is on Wallis paper. I started with watercolor pencils and washed them with a wet brush, letting the paint drip a little. I blotted lightly with a towel, and built up several layers of color - brown, blue, red and sap green (for no particular reason other than I liked those colors!) I then switched to pastels and added some oranges, peaches, and prussian blue. The face is a little hard to read in the photo, but in the drawing it has just enough info to indicate eyes, nose and lips.
The second drawing was a lot quicker, just a quick study using red, cream, and a couple light blues on mint pastel paper. I've always loved the combination of red and mint green.