Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Drawings of Two Models, Male and Female. Watercolor Pencil

Great night of figure drawing...where I took a lot of great photos of the models, yet only produced one decent drawing!  Oh well.  I actually did start a couple that have potential - if I ever finish them I promise to share!

But here is a watercolor pencil drawing from the long pose.


I started out with a light graphite drawing to get the scale and shapes correct, then erased about 75% of the line so it was "ghost-like" and I could draw over with watercolor.  I used a light periwinkle blue first, then layered some orange, olive green, fuscia, and dark purple.  In a few dark areas I added a little prussian blue.

I'm not sure about what's actually happening between the two of them.  If it's anything like my relationship with my husband, she's just gotten over-emotional about losing something somewhere in the house and he's exasperated because all he really wants to do is go to bed.  But I digress...

The pose was beautiful from all angles.  It's interesting because when I looked at one artist's drawing before he finished - the woman's hand was not yet included (on the far left) and it made her appear to be clutching the male model's hand behind her shoulder (cover the hand with your thumb to see what I mean)  By eliminating that hand you totally change the relationship.  It's amazing how a turn of the head, a placement of the hand, the angle of an arm can change the dynamic between two models in a pose.

4 comments:

ShaylaF said...

Gosh! What I want to be great at is drawing the human figure and you are so good at it. I have such trouble with proportion, it just doesn't click in my head every time I try to learn it...kind of like math.

kaslkaos said...

Beautiful interpretation (the drawing), though had a chuckle about your written (lost item) interpretation. Always good not to take anything too seriously. Haven't tried the watercolour pencils in life drawing yet... yours look great.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

I am so tempted to at least try drawing the human figure. I love the affect you have achieved with the watercolor pencil. Your work is an inspiration to go the life drawing workshops. Thank you for sharing.

Wax Beach Artist said...

It was amazing how the painting changed by blocking out her hand with my thumb! It completely changed the emotional dynamic between the two models. Love it!