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.