Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tuesday's Pose - original charcoal nude life drawing


Oh my gosh, I loved this model - her poses were ones that I'd like to spend a lot of time drawing.  Somehow, I never felt that I captured her the way I wanted and I hope the next time she shows up, I'll be there for another try.  Drawing from life is the very best and it helps me - and I'm sure everyone who does it - in so many ways.  I always think I know how everything fits together, but I always get my comeuppance in life drawing groups when I can observe.  It's all about seeing, really, and I'm still working on it. 
This was done on Strathmore drawing paper and is 24 x about 16".  A note about a new discovery - well, new to me, anyway, is Utrecht vine charcoal - I bought the assorted pack and it's great.  They weren't kidding.  There are so many thicknesses and such variety in the sticks, although they are all a pleasure to work with - haven't found one yet that's too hard or scratchy.  Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Lucy Chen said...

I envy you, Connie! I wish I can go to life drawing groups and practise seeing and life drawing, too!

Ralph said...

Looks like you caught her just beautifully.

Connie said...

Hi Lucy - I am so lucky to be able to do this, although it takes about 2 hours to get there - it's worth the drive. Thanks for stopping by!

Connie said...

Hi Ralph - thank you - makes me feel better - glad you stopped by!