Monday, May 31, 2010

4th entry for May 13, 2010

These two upright 15-minute poses and the 20-minute lying-down pose ended the evening. In hindsight I made his foreshortened front leg a little too big, but it does have dramatic effect.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

2nd entry for May 13, 2010

These were from below, two 1-minute, one 5-minute and one 10-minute pose that G- took.

Friday, May 28, 2010

1st entry for May 13, 2010

I went over to the TSA on the Thursday night, where G- was working. These were some of his 1-minute poses.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

5th entry for May 11, 2010

From top down these are two 10-minute poses and a 20-minute one, as memory serves. For a change I tried using some compressed charcoal on the newsprint along with the Conte crayon I usually use. I'm beginning to feel that I have drawn enough Conte on newsprint studies of people working aerially, and that means there is a cushion to proceed from in investigating other media and ultimately more permanent papers with this subject matter I enjoy.

4th entry for May 11, 2010

These were 5-minute poses. after a break, the equipment was switched to a length of rope and silks, and the 5-minute poses continued.

3rd entry for May 11, 2010

These poses were in the 3-minute range.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1st entry for May 11, 2010

On Tuesday, S- came to work again at Diane McGrath's studio. These were some of the 1-minute poses that she did.

6th entry for May 9, 2010

These 15-minute and 20-minute studies finished the evening. I was getting tired, and I think T- was as well. For the final pose, I think that eye strain from not wearing his glasses was affecting him, and his facial expression was cycling through a couple of different ones. I tried one unsuccessful attempt at depicting hom more at ease, but the frowning expression he would periodically return to was striking, so I decided to try to record it.
In hindsight, it has a lot of character and an unfussiness to it that are also more flattering to T- than I had thought at the time.

The lack of glasses was not T- 's idea, but a request from the person who looks after the Sunday night session. It seems that many life drawers favour having their view of people fully unimpeded, which includes eyewear. That does make drawing them slightly easier, but can be difficult for some of the models, who find it a strain to operate with impaired vision. When I teach I favour models taking off their specs, but will be more tolerant of it if the person is genuinely strssed with them off, provided it's not a class focussing on the eyes themselves.

Monday, May 24, 2010

5th entry for May 9, 2010

At the bottom is one 5-minute pose; the other ones here were all for 10 minutes.
I think that night I peaked around the point of the topmost image, whih was the half-way point in the session.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2nd entry for May 9, 2010

Later on in the day I went back to draw during the evening session. T- was working. He did a number of good 1-minute poses. These were some of them.

1st entry for May 7, 2010

On the Sunday afternoon I stopped in to do some drawing at the TSA, as well as stopping in to promote my upcoming figure drawing intensive. G- was working, and this is a 30-minute study.