Sunday, January 28, 2007

Drawing for the Sake of Drawing




After a long break between semesters, our life drawing sessions started up again today. We had a great model, and since I was late, I took the odd back space behind the lights. It turned out to be a wonderful spot, I got some great poses, and worked in my Raffine sketchbook (which is terrific). I have tried using gesture and mass drawing, but I seem to return again and again to contour drawing. It seems the most intimate to me, touching all those wonderful lines with your pencil, and if you don't get it right, you just make a new line. There wasn't enough time for shading, so it's just pencil and line, 15 minute poses. It felt soooo good to just draw again. Thanks for looking.

4 comments:

SCquiltaddict said...

awesome job....

Linda said...

Wow -- you have a great sense of the figure -- these are really fantastic! I see what you mean about the contour drawing, and enjoyed reading your thoughts about why you prefer it. I look forward to seeing more of these!

Jim said...

These are great drawings! I love the way you capture the essence of the model with very nice efficiency of line! I like the way you're doing the hands and feet too..very nice. Isn't it fun to do these on mid-toned paper? I love it too.

silentdesperation said...

You should do sketching demos.

Stephanie

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