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More Figure Drawing Practice

I periodically practice figure drawing in preparation for the time after my retirement this summer when I can go to a drop-in figrue drawing class at one of the many sites available here in New York City.

 I set the time on Pose Maniacs for 90 seconds and sketched the following 5 figures.  I try each one that appears although some of their figure positions are so wierd that I can only imagine how a real body could achieve it.  They were sketched in watercolor pencil and finished with a watercolor wash.


I also have Mark Smith's book of nude photos for artists and had my husband select some photos and put "stickies" on them.  I then set my timer for 5 minutes, opened to the first sticky, and did a 5 minute sketch of the figure in watercolor pencil.  I then quickly brushed them with water in a Niji waterbrush.




These are all really great - you've managed to capture the poses very in such a short time. The watercolour wash really adds something too. You'll love the figure drawing classes - it's one of my favourite ways to spend a couple of hours.

Thanks for the link to posemaniacs to - I hadn't seen it before but it'll be very useful.

I like to check in on your artwork from time to time... you are a great painter. I would love to have your talent!

I find figure drawing/painting so hard! One day it might click. My excuse is the models move too much! These are great. I also went back a few posts: I think the Chuck Close 'Lucas' is fabulous! All the flower sketches are lovely, especially the yellows. The figure with umbrella is intriguing while the one of your grandchildren holding hands is endearing. Your are so prolific with your art, I love to come by and be inspired!

I love your work and what a great way to practice figure drawing.

By the way, I received an email from about.com's drawing page, and it featured your website! It was awesome!

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