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March 2011 Figure Drawing

Another evening of figure drawing at the Society of Illustrators.  This was a fun evening because my art buddy Teri met my book group friend Istar for the first time and they had so many things to talk about during dinner and our breaks.

There were two models for each pose (one standing and one sitting) - starting with ten 2 minute poses for warm up, then four 5 min., two ten minute, and finally three 20 minute poses.  Throughout the 3 hours, two musicians played and I sipped a glass of wine.  During the final pose, the models always pose together - by then we should be able to handle two models in 20 minutes.  

I used a 9B graphite pencil for the first drawing and watercolor pencil (Burnt Siena and then Chestnut) for the second and third drawings.  Last night I wasn't in the mood to fuss with faces, so we need to imagine them.  The woman model reminded me of Botticelli's venus and my skills just couldn't capture her beauty. 

My current sketchbook doesn't fit on my scanner, so these are photos.






Very good...you must be so pleased with these drawings.
Altogether, a wonderful blog.
Well done Shirley.


Wonderful figure studies!

I've been known not to bother with faces, too. Very pretty drawings. Are these Society of Illustrators sessions open to anyone?

Love the boots! Ah yes, skip the faces when it's just to much. Like the idea.

These are FABULOUS!!! When can I come and join you for a glass of wine and figure drawing? I don't know of any events like this here in Hawaii but would love to do them. Reminds me of my college days...when I can remember them. *L* Anyway...I always look forward to your posts! Your work is lovely!

The addition of watercolors turned out great!! I hope we get a new model next time. I'm starting to memorize this fellow.

These are wonderful. I especially like the model with the umbrella and the red boots! :)

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