Friday, May 13, 2011

2nd Entry for May 1, 2011

I stayed for part of the afternoon as well. This was a 1.5 hour study, with hard charcoal on 22 x 30" Japanese paper. I was quite happy with the handling of all the forms here, and the texture of the drawn marks. I prefer this degree of graininess on the larger surface.

An image like this is floating, in my mind, on a sea of possible directions into which the surrounding space could situate G-  , or contrast with her image.  I find that is often the stage the drawings are hovering at at the end of working with a model.
Any people who people who like investigating longer figure drawings of their own should check out a  Spring Intensive workshop I am teaching at the Toronto School of Art next week. (May 16 -20).   It's called "Bodies in Context", and runs from 9 a.m to 4 p.m daily     
Each day features a different model, set up in a tableau with props and backdrop elements, to explore narrative and symbolic  situations.  Good figure drawing practice, lots of time for one-on-one feedback and coaching, and an excellent opportunity to consider content - and the meaning of figures - within your work. 
There are a couple of places left, and for details, check in at the TSA's website.

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