More conte and Aquarelle crayons, and charcoal ...
I was getting braver to leave the charcoal/conte drawing and just use straight watercolour. I was hoping to get to a Georgia O'Keeffe style of clean, pure watercolour, but I couldn't let myself get that simple!
But I am quite pleased with the last one - that's the one that I may frame, though it's very pale.
That concludes my life drawing so far - hope it won't be too long before I do some more.
lots of good drawings & watercolours here - you obiviously respond well to the discipline of being 'contained' in life-class rituals & time limits.
particularly like the wc with crop of the leg & toes
you might want to look at jean louis morelle's wc's of nudes
Wow,these are great. I like how you have used a number of different mediums; will have to try that in my practice! I wish we had a rec center like that here. The last time I did life drawing was 10 years ago in college. Classes are a bit cost prohibitive for me right now.
Adam, I looked at JLMorelle's website...could only find one nude of his - do you have a link for me?
Hi Tom - there's one energetic old lady who hires the rec centre, and the model, and the artists come and share the costs - if it weren't for her, we'd also be without this opportunity to draw
Hi there. I just found your blog through Lauralines, and I'm enjoying it very much. All your life drawings look very, very good to me. I do love the strength and energy of the last one, and it doesn't look too pale by my standards, unless you dialed it up a lot in Photoshop. I'm guessing you don't see much fishbelly white in life classes in South Africa. It's pretty normal here.
Hello Agnes - thanks for the visit! We get all shades - and some of us are very wary of the sun after gathering results of past over-exposures - so fish-belly (yikes!) maybe not, I prefer to think of it as magnolia petals soaked in milk :)
Thanks Adam - I found one or two of his exquisite paintings. I would love to have his books, he seems to have quite a different approach...will save up!
Stunning work - I particularly like the watercolor. There is a really interesting book called, "Painting people in Watercolor" by Alex Powers you might enjoy - the style is very modern and dynamic and brought a very new look to watercolor for me (which, now that I think about it, isn't shown at all in the watercolors in my blog, so ignore those ;-) )
I simply LOVE your figure drawings! I have class tonight, so seeing your work now, gets me inspired for tonight! Have you always done figure work?...Great work!
(And welcome back!)
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