Off to Melbourne tomorrow for a quick trip so I will have more airport fun. In the meantime I’ve been sorting out my GOOD life drawings. I have about 300 that I still haven’t photographed – very often I’ll look through the photos and decide they weren’t worth photographing. But every sketch is a valuable exercise in observation. I do it twice a week if possible. These sketches are on cartridge paper, or baking paper, which is really good for charcoal.
I’m very fond of this one. It started as a ‘blind’ drawing in conte crayon – not looking at the paper – and then I drew again, this time looking at the paper 30% of the time.
I’m also really fond of this one – it’s out of proportion but this model has the most wonderful long legs, so it’s appropriate.
This is what she really looks like. I liked the touch of the flower – her idea.
And this model is a delight to draw – he came up with some relaxed and imaginative poses, and he also has very nice legs (: This was conte crayon on baking paper.