April Figure Drawing at the Society of Illustrators
This week was my monthly visit to the Society of Illustrators for figure drawing. I love the event, but can't seem to get there more than once per month. There are 2 models and live music and a bar! What more could I want? More time in my life to do everything that I would like to do!
This post will have 2 five minute, 2 ten minute, and 2 twenty minute sketches. The black and white sketches were done with a 9B graphite pencil, the color sketches were done with watercolor pencils and then brushed with water in a Niji waterbrush. The first 4 images were scanned. The last two were photgraphed because of the size of the paper.
This year I read a very interesting book about figure drawing, Peter Steinhart, Undressed Art, or Why We Draw. Although I see this book in stores, I rarely see it mentioned in art blogs. I recommend it for anyone who is interested in drawing, especially from live models. It is much more a historical perspective and source of inspiration, than a how-to book.