Friday, November 18, 2011

Nude Facing Away II - original charcoal life drawing of a nude

If the model didn't take a break, I could just fiddle with the drawing forever, but, thankfully, she does, and I can't wear out the paper.  Here's a short pose - I think it was fifteen minutes - that I did with vine charcoal and a kneaded eraser.  The darkish blob in the upper left corner is what's left of an earlier drawing of the model that I erased, mostly, anyway.  I had originally planned to have three or four figures, but changed my mind.  This one is about 8 x 8" or a little less, on Strathmore 400 drawing paper.  Do you ever have the feeling - when the model leaves the stand - that you could or should have done more?  I always do!  Oh well, that's why I/we keep coming back, I guess - looking for that perfect moment.
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2 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Beautiful! I think it's just right!

Connie said...

Thank you for your nice comment, Pom Pom - I'm so happy to see you here!