Thursday, March 26, 2009

Figure Drawing...Two Nude Female Models Drawn is Dastel

Our lucky figure drawing group had two lovely models last night! They always do such wonderful gesture poses, and here are two five-minute sketches from our session.
(I actually posed for the first round of 2-minute gestures, clothed, because our models were going to be delayed. As I took the first pose Bruce said "well I guess we get partial nudity". I forgot that I was wearing low-riding jeans and took a pose that, well, made them go VERY low...I am told that the color on my cheeks and the expression on my face was priceless. )

This is a shot of my drawing in progress - Nupastel on Colorfix pastel board. I was trying to be colorful, but mindful of staying in the middle value range, saving highlights and deep shadows until the very end, after making sure all proportions were accurate.

I may still add more color to the environment. I like the composition as it is, and that the legs of the model on the left are only implied, not fully defined.

This is a quick (35 minutes of drawing time) portrait from the opposite side of the room.

This is my mom's drawing! I told you she would come to class with me! Didn't she do a great job? She worked in mostly vine charcoal, and spent a lot of time working on her proportions. She developed light and shadow over the entire drawing at the same time, not getting too dark in any area too quickly. She also blocked in the shapes nicely, not depending on too much line to define the figures. Other than a few marks I made to help define the heads, this is 100% Maria!


Ripper Arts said...

So the talent runs in the family! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

i love the "unfinished" look - there is enough to give an effect, an impression; no more information is necessary...

Kendra Holliday said...

This is a great blog! Beautiful art. ~from a figure model who never sees the art after a sitting

Krystyna81 said...

Thank you for the kind comments! YES - talent is inherited (unfortunatly so were my chubby knees and Italian temper :)

Beautiful...thank you! Models are so important to me...I'm sure everyone who draws you must appreciate your time and talent! And you SHOULD walk around and see the work. Most artists are very excited to have the model check out their interpretaions.