I just wanted to quickly share a couple of new charcoal drawings from our Thursday night figure drawing group! The lovely and classic model took this rather complex and difficult pose for about 45 minutes. She has a beautiful curve in her back, and I love how the drapery moves around her figure and thru the space. This figure drawing was done with vine charcoal and charcoal pencil on 11" x 14" white drawing paper.
We have been very lucky to get at least three great poses done in our group, this last lounging pose lasting for about 40 minutes (with no breaks! Our model was awesome!) The pillows were beneath her head and feet, giving a great "sway" to her back, and a lovely twist in her upper torso.
I'm very pleased with the amount of information I captured in that period of time, including the detail of the drapery. Even though the whole figure has been addressed head to toe, there is a focus on the middle of her back, the cast shadow from her backside to her foot, and the fold of the drapery in the middle.