Thursday, November 19, 2009

Two New Pastel Drawings of the Female Nude

Lovely, lovely model last night for our figure drawing group! Long limbs, elegant poses...wonderful "stage presence".  I was still a bit under the weather, but stayed long enough to do two drawings. 

The first is on Wallis paper.  I started with watercolor pencils and washed them with a wet brush, letting the paint drip a little.  I blotted lightly with a towel, and built up several layers of color - brown, blue, red and sap green (for no particular reason other than I liked those colors!)  I then switched to pastels and added some oranges, peaches, and prussian blue.  The face is a little hard to read in the photo, but in the drawing it has just enough info to indicate eyes, nose and lips.

The second drawing was a lot quicker, just a quick study using red, cream, and a couple light blues on mint pastel paper.  I've always loved the combination of red and mint green.


pegi said...

Glad you're feeling better! That figure drawing is amazingly beautiful. You used heavier hand.....are you on medicine? :)

kaslkaos said...

These are gorgeous. I love the liberal use of colour and style.

Linda Hammelman said...

Both are lovely, but Wow for the first one. The scarlet/orange is perfect.

Natasha said...

I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog. These are so beautiful. I am in awe.