Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ana, Seated - original charcoal nude drawing by Connie Chadwell

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I've been working on nudes the last few days - first the drawings that I do from life, and then the paintings. I'll probably post the painting of "Ana, Seated" in the next day or two.
This was a ten-minute pose and it has more finish than my usual ten-minute life drawings because I used 14 x 11" paper, so I didn't have to work fast.
Thanks for stopping by!
PS. I originally said five-minute pose, but it was a ten-minute one.

10 comments:

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Nice diagonal energy. I love the detail in the weightbearing hand and cheek area while the right hand is less decided about what it's doing.

Carolann said...

I like the use of charcoal in this study and I know how difficult it is to achieve a sitting pose convincingly. Well done.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Beautiful study, Connie!

Connie said...

Thank you Dale - I loved this pose. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Connie said...

Hi Carolann - and thank you for your nice comment! Re the charcoal - I love it for its forgivingness - so nice to work with.

Connie said...

Thank you, Elizabeth, and thanks for stopping by Hackberry Street Studio!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

A very nice drawing with a natural flow. I like the loose hair especially.

Connie said...

Thanks Bill - I liked her hair-do as well - it gave her kind of a punk look. Great model!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Beautiful work. You captured so much in only 10 minutes; my hat is off to you!

Connie said...

Thank you, Diana. It's small and not very detailed, so that made it a lot easier.