Saturday, June 23, 2012

4th entry for June 5, 2012

These are 5-minute studies; also compressed charcoal on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. I had mixed responses to S-   's `biblical' wrap. In some poses it afforded a Schiele-y quality to his arm gestures. In others I liked the man-skirtiness it had.  But as the poses continued, I was getting restless, as that particular narrative notion of old-testament heavy didn't resonate much for me. In the 2nd last study here I skipped almost everything other than his flogger and arm, and in the last one I was beginning to re-imagine his wrap as a hell-raisery straightjacket/corset, with lots of buckles.

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