Thursday, June 19, 2014

One Nude - original charcoal drawing of a nude


Here it is morning and I'm posting a drawing - usually it's late at night or in the wee hours that I post.  Actually, I think I like this better, but one probably can't change one's established ways.  This drawing was done from a seated position, so I was looking upward at the model - my favorite way to draw from life. Well, I don't mean that I like to draw sitting down, but there was no stand for her, so I sat down.  Standing is my favorite way to draw, but that only works for me if the model has a platform. This was a quick drawing, so there's a lot that could be 'corrected', but then I would probably lose a lot, too.  And every time - and I do mean every time - I do that, I ruin the drawing  This nude is one that I cut from a group of three.  There's some shading on the right from the nude that was there.  Just didn't like the others and I really loved this pose, too.  This was done on Borden and Riley Bristol Plate - and as much as I love Bristol, it's just a bit less forgiving for charcoal work.   This drawing is 14 x 5" - thanks for looking!

6 comments:

hmuxo said...

Your work with charcoal is amazing and the shadows are perfect ! Beautiful drawing!!

Anthony Duce said...

Great expressive sketch. I like the viewpoint too.

n warner said...

Nice...interesting to know where you like to sit/stand when drawing!

Connie said...

Hi Nina - glad you stopped by - I appreciate it!

Connie said...

Thank you Anthony - glad you like it!

Connie said...

What a nice comment, Hilda - thank you!