Monday, May 7, 2012

2nd entry for Apr. 24

These are some more 1-minute and 2-minute studies, done with hard compressed charcoal on bond paper and Canson Recycled Sketch paper.

I enjoy drawing images of human bodies, and one of the things that I like about working at the Drawing Room sessions is that the aerial apparatus creates a context in which a person's form is a logical spectacle. (And I'm moved by the athleticism entailed, too.)  Drawing people through regular drawing sessions tends to downplay any sense of specific or logical context.

The week after next (May 14-18),  I'm teaching a class where we will use very long poses having clothed and undressed models situated in settings that will use sets and props to situate people into different settings - symbolic, social, narrative and more. It's a great opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the content possibilities of figurative imagery for five solid days.
It's called "Bodies in Context"; there's still space, and you can get details at the TSA website.

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