Saturday, December 12, 2009

Classic Charcoal Drawings of the Female Nude Model

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.



You can view this Classic Figure Drawing in my Etsy Shop.

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi. Something that I can't find in your drawing is the playing with lines. YOu don't play with lines to show your power of drawing

krystyna81 said...

Hmmm....I can't say that I entirely agree with you. I feel that my edges/line quality poses a great deal of variety. It is something that I am always aware of and put forth great effort to pay attention to the linear element.

These particular drawings are more about forms, shapes, edges, rather than line. Perhaps look at this piece to see a drawing with a greater variety of line quality

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37322343

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