Used pastel pencils (CarbOthello) for this lifedrawing of model, Jee, who gave us some great poses. His performance background lends itself well in the poses.
Got back to the lifedrawing workshop after a little absence. Continued working with pastel pencil on charcoal paper. I tried to finish the drawing by working from memory of the model and correcting some anatomy.
Am working more with pastel pencils at a lifedrawing workshop. Hoping to finish the rendering of modeling forms for this head study.
Trying to finish up a 20-minute pastel pencil drawing from a life drawing workshop. I enjoy working out art anatomy studies in these sessions – it’s a lifetime study. Rendering out the form in this medium takes some time for me. Onward.
From my lifedrawing workshop, a 40-minute polychromos pencil head drawing of model, Xine. We loved her hairdo which added dynamic gesture to her poses.
Nice to have a new model, face at our workshop. This was a 40-minute drawing on Strathmore charcoal.
Graphite on 11″ X 14″ Strathmore from long-pose life (~90 min.) drawing session. I’ve wanted to work in different media this year and used 2B and 4B graphite in lead holders for this drawing. This approach seems to require a bit more attention to refining the tones, but I liked the way the graphite laid down on the paper.
Wasn’t able to get a good spot for a long pose session of our reclining model. So I focussed on areas that I could see with emphasis on some anatomy. (Polychromos pencil on Strathmore.)
I’ve mostly used drawing pencils in life drawing sessions, but am hoping to use different media this year, such as more charcoals, pastels, even acrylic/oil painting. (20-minute seated male, charcoal on Strathmore 500)
No professional model was scheduled for class as our instructor wanted us to pose for three 15-minute portraits. It was good practice for us to pose and draw ourselves. As we all discovered, drawing went faster than posing!