Monday, December 26, 2016

More Life Drawing, Winter 2016

Here are some more drawings from my weekly figure drawing session. The above drawing is another in a long series of awkward poses. I'm an absolute champion at finding difficult foreshortening poses. This, more than a lot of my drawings, is an example of my technique with a pencil, which is basically creative scribbling.

I wasn't feeling at all confident when I made this drawing. I showed up, sat down, and realized I had no idea of what I was doing. Three hours later, I had this, mostly from pigheaded struggling onward. Sometimes just showing up is half the battle. This is red prismacolor. Again, a lot of creative scribbling.

As a point of contrast, here's a drawing of the same model I did in October (the skeleton was posed in honor of Halloween and I wish I had left it out of the picture, but whatever). I got a very good likeness in this drawing--much better than in the drawing above. Is it a better drawing? I don't know. Probably, but maybe not. I drew this on an expensive piece of Fabriano Artistico paper. I don't know if it's worth the extra, truth to tell, but it'll last a thousand years.

Here's a watercolor of a different model with similar hair. This turned out kinda nice. Also on Fabriano Artistico.

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