Friday, May 13, 2011

5th Entry for Apr 29, 2011

(Images like these are floating, in my mind, on a sea of possible directions into which the surrounding space could situate the person pictured  , or contrast with his 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.)

These are two 20-minute studies of M-   . The upper one is on is done with hard compressed charcoal on 18 x 24" cartridge paper, while the lower one is the same charcoal on 18 x 24" Japanese paper.

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