Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Pastel Figure Drawing...

Just taking a quick moment to share our long drawing from last night's drawing group!  One of my favorite models, a lovely pose and subtle lighting.  This is Nupastel on cranberry colourfix paper, 13" x 19".  I started with dark blue and dark red, slowly adding the lighter skin tones.



I made sure to develop the drapery at the same time as the figure.  Because the drapery was light silver, I had to make sure the light value of the drapery was correct compared to the light values in her skin.  Also, being silver and a little shiny, it had a reflective quality.  So, as I found the colors in her skin tones, I had to pick them up in the drapery as well.


If you are interested in joining us in Woodstock, GA for figure drawing, please check the Studio Schedule.


2 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

Fabulous! I always love to see the endless range of colours you mange to squeeze into you pieces, always with such harmony. Wonderful stuff!

welsh said...

Beautiful work ~ kudos! The light in this piece is mesmerizing.