Our VERY lucky figure drawing group had the pleasure of drawing one of my favorite models, because, my friends, she is a Goddess, on Wednesday night. She had some amazing gesture poses (which I forgot to photograph...perhaps I'll add those later!) and then settled into this beautiful pose (which was very close to all the heaters! Dang it's cold in GA!)
This first drawing was about an hour long, creadted with Nupastels on a purple piece of pastel paper (the textured kind that feels like sand-paper). I think I need to devolop at least one area a little more...I'm not sure which one...but the drawing doesn't seem to have a point of focus yet - everything is at the same level of development. But at the time I was drawing I didn't want to get too tight.
This is a charcoal drawing of the figure on an 11" x 14" piece of white drawing paper. I blocked the major shapes in with vine charcoal, and then developed the hi-lights and shadows with a kneaded eraser and a charcoal pencil. I spent about 40 minutes on this drawing.
As I was changing drawing locations in the room, I also noticed that this view was particularly lovely, so I quickly grabbed a 9" x 13" piece of pastel paper in light blue and worked on a modern version of a pastel figure drawing. I think the shapes are quite beautiful, and I captured a sense of volume and light in a small amount of information.
Came across your blog a few weeks ago while doing an art supply search. I finally had the time to read thru your comments a bit this morning and wanted to let you know i'm REALLY enjoying your pastel drawings and descriptions.
thanks so much for sharing. i'm a beginner and have discovered early - thank god - that i hate drawing the figure w/ black charcoal but love coloured pastel and paint. your work is right up my alley!
i have a really great group of supportive instructors but it's still killing me that i'm not in Georgia and able to attend your drawing sessions. do you do any critiquing by email?
look forward to your reply.
Thank you for your kind comment. It means so much to me that you enjoy, and connect with, my work.
I am so glad you are taking classes and discovering what media helps you best find your voice. And there are so many to try! Just remember that not everything has to be a masterpiece...enjoy the journey and discovery!
I would be honored to look at some of your art. The easiest way to connect with me is a Conversation thru my Etsy shop or you can also connect with me on my Facebook Art Page (both links are on the side of my blog)
Please continue to draw!!! And I look forward to chatting with you.
i'll be in touch this weekend.
bye for now.
God, I wish could draw and paint...
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