Friday, May 1, 2009

3rd entry for April 10, 2009

These were 10-minute and 15-minute poses. Sometimes people have a misconception that artists desire only to draw r paint people who fit into the mold of societal bodily ideals. One thing I like about L- as a model is that she does not fit that mold, but is a person with an undeniable beauty of her own. But when I look at it, the concept that gets thrown around as `beauty' is a limiting one, because it gets used to validate one set of attributes as good, and to invalidate others.
I prefer to think of beauty as a quality that everyone manifests, in different ways, and that is part of what I seek to set down in a drawing.

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