Academic Drawing

 

Figural Twists and Turns 18 x 24 Charcoal on toned paper (unfinished)
Figural Twists and Turns 18 x 24 Charcoal on toned paper (unfinished)

For the past four months Saturday mornings have been a treat.  I get up at 7:30 am on my day off and pack up my drawing supplies and board and head over to school for the best mornings off .  For someone who loves to sleep till noon – this is amazing.  We had a new model today in a reclined position.  The twists and turns were pretty tough to get in relation but I gave it my best shot.  The model was also laying on top of a large seat cushion, thrusting his rib cage up.  Great for foreshortening and hard to visually wrangle. This is round one.  Next week, (the last class) will be spent doing the actual honing in on the true shape of the torso, arms and legs and working in the high lights.  I have to fill in the area from the rib cage to the stomach so that he is not thin.  Now I have to determine the best summer class to keep me on this slow, but upward trajectory.

Class on break
Class on break

We also had our student art show this past week .  One of the great things about this semester is seeing all the images from our poses side by side.  It’s so great to see everyone’s view and individual style and technique on the same subject.  Just wonderful.  I can’t wait for next semester!

Our drawings
Our drawings

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