Good day with the figure
Our model in the drop-in figure class was a person I hadn't worked from before. Having a fresh perspective on sketching a new figure was rewarding to me, as the 3 hours just flowed for me, and my graphite pencil knew just what to do. I had mentioned in an earlier blog that I figured out it was better for me to use the same materials and the same approach throughout a session, instead of rambling around, exploring numerous possibilities. That definitely worked for me today, as it all came together as if by magic. See the sketches below...
Here is the seated model in class today. I enjoyed applying the lighter value of acrylic paint in the negative spaces. Also, it always seems to work best for me if I draw only part of the figure close up, versus when I include the entire standing figure.
The third sketch from today is of the model reclining during a one hour pose. The foreshortening in the drawing is always challenging when the model is stretched out low across the platform but it's a satisfying accomplishment when you pull it off.
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