Figure Drawing Friday

Figure Drawing Friday

A few weeks of figure drawing have gone by without any posts of the drawings. I don’t know if any of these will throw the Art world on it’s ear, but the function of art was definitely served here. That is Art as a verb. The following drawings are, to me, more about my experience at that time. Read what you will.

I have to say that the past few weeks have been pretty intense, and of course it shows up in the drawings. These are a far cry from sensitive light watercolors. I brought out the charcoal, just to keep the drawings skills sharp, and look for my elusive ‘black’. 

This is a series of 5 minute warm-ups on one page. I guess sometimes good drawings happen when we’re not looking, or is it especially when we are looking? The main drawing here really benefits from the previous work on the page. I like the economy of line here.

I really started to feel for the model here. She was really putting her energies into a ‘Spring’ theme, light music, little garlands, etc., and I was charging into a more physical, agitated state. Here she was the water giver. If you know your Major Arcana, she reminded me of the Star card. 

This was one of the final drawings from that session. You can see that the actual drawing moved on the page quite a bit through corrections and wiping out. I’ve totally departed from the vibrant, hopeful, spring theme of the session, and moved into a Frances Bacon state of mind.
This session and the next session I will post soon, are more to me like going to the gym and working out on a punching bag more than a ontological search for ethereal beauty. I guess some days are like that.

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