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Face and Figure Practice

I still practice sketching a few faces and figures each month - and try different pencils, pen, and watercolor washes as one of my goals for 2008.  Although I am still doing one sketch/journal page per day, my sketchbooks are really eclectic and I only have a few pages like this to upload each month.

                  LadyWithHat.jpg

The next two figures were sketched using photos in Mark Edward Smith's book The Nude Figure: A Visual Reference for the Artist.

                                    Pregnant.jpg

                              Figure.Mar26.jpg

These 3 sketches were made from photos in a small Yoga book I bought just for this purpose - to make quick, loose sketches/paintings in many different positions.

                             Yoga.Apr8.jpg    

 

 

 

Comments

Oh, these are so gentle and delicate...I love your first drawing so much! Lovely palette and composition. This will be a fun themed journal for you to have...a great idea! :)

OH SHIRLEY! THESE ARE WONDERFUL -- THE FIGURES SO GRACEFUL AND LITHE!! BUT MY FAVORITE IS THE FIRST!!!!! SO SPRINGLIKE AND FRESH!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Shirley, thank you so much for your encouraging comment on my spring painting! - I see, you were very diligent since my last visit here! - I like your portrait of the lady! Very well done!
Kind regards from
Claudia

Love the first one! What an interesting idea; to get a yoga book specifically for for figure drawing. Really like all of these.

I love the watercolor washes you did here. I'm still not brave enough to try them yet. Your drawings have a nice rhythm and flow to them. Fun to follow the lines.

Mark

Lovely graceful figures as always Shirley, and the face is Outstanding!

These are lovely, Shirley. There's something very feminine about your drawing style - it adds interest to your figures and faces.

Love that first piece of the woman with the flowers. So charming.

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