A wine glass filled with water.
The last of the life drawing sessions. 5 quick poses. Repeated later for 15 minutes each. These are being worked on at home, with varying results.
The image above is now very different. If it gets better you might see the new version.
Below are some compositions made from the works above.
The last two compositions would be 8ft long at least.
Did a little poster for the office.
Feel a bit funny doing the charity thing but if you would like to give some of your money for this good cause….
Some fun spelling mistakes. Designing in your lunch hour means mixing up your prostate with being prosrate. Testicles / Testicals? Toy say potatoes and I say potate-os…
40 minutes of furious mark making. Tough stuff. The mirror in the back helps the composition.
Five poses of five minutes each. All to make one image. The smallest was a try out for the long pose above. The work below has the same poses but all were held for 15 minutes.
Another composition using the same poses, this time in photoshop.
The first pose of the night. After the class I added the charcoal and cropped the work. The privates were well drawn; the legs less so.
This was a page ad for the First class in-flight magazine of United Airlines, Rhapsody. The version went with was without the large type, which is fair enough. I like the mix of foci on the images,closing in on the important bits.
This week saw the return of the same model that helped me produce my best life drawing ever (see a past post with that title).
She’s a modern dancer, hence the presence, poise and strength. Even her hair is perfectly balanced. This week featured 2 moving poses, 4 poses of less than 10 minutes and 3 longer set ups. I feel magic happens in work when the there is hardly time to think and things just flow. Hence the evening was fantastic for me.
I smile a lot in the class. It is joyous. A bit like dancing.
All these were less than 10 minutes. Acrylics.
I decided to do a drawing in pencil. the pose was fantastic everything was right. But the image was looking like a bad Giacometti, so I decided to do a close up of the head in oil pastel in the last five minutes before the break, time allowed me to put some of the body in and through the te minute break I painted out the pencil / painted in the background. 20 minutes.
The first pose of the night. 20 minutes.
The last pose. 3o minutes. Acrylic put on with Sponge, then brushes. Masking tape to block in some colour.
These were the moving poses. 10 minutes each.
My back ached a fair bit afterwards.
Current recipe to get myself in the ‘zone’ for life classes:
Drinks with work (Salisbury 2 1/2 pints),
2 custard creams,
1 slice of vegan coconut and chocolate cake,
I’m not sure I liked my beer breath when talking to the rest of the class.
Next time some chewing gum.
Made from masking tape and acrylics, put on with a sponge and brushes. About an hour. The masking tape was to make the pose a bit more dynamic, to add something to work with or against. Half of the tape was taken off and re positioned around the halfway mark.
4 ten minute poses in oil pastel.