Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Male model

Trying to think of a title for the subject line...other than life drawing...perhaps male model will result in more hits on my blog. Joke. These are from last night's drawing class. The coloured chalk pastel gesture drawing on black paper was drawn while he walked around. The drawing with the negative space coloured red came about because I was standing quite close behind the model and his body was obscured by the cane chair in which he was sitting. Hence the disjointed picture. Decided to draw what I could see ... in bits. The sienna conte with black background was a long pose...didn't get much done, did I? He held the pose with two breaks and the post altered slightly with that, which is why I started to block in the negative space to help me maintain the drawing. We started with short poses for the gesture, then have two or three longer poses of about 20 minutes. The model was fit and strong and very good at holding the difficult poses.
Started working on another new painting yesterday, about 100 x 60cm. Will be acrylic, and in my theme of mine and body.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oooh the one with the red negative spaces is really interesting. Great stuff. And as for the "I didn't get much done" comment. Nonsense. At least you are doing it, which is more than can be said for some of us...