Saturday, July 28, 2012

3rd entry for July 13, 2012

(As noted before, an understanding  - or review - of anatomy can be very useful in figure drawing. On the week of August 20-24, I'll be teaching a 5-day intensive course on anatomy basics. It comprises lecture time, reference to skeleton, muscle models and handouts, all backed up by lots of hands-on drawing time with models. There is space, and you can get more details here.)

These are a couple of 15-minute studies and a 20-minute one. All three are done with Nobel hard compressed charcoal on 23 x 34" sheets of Durotone Extra White paper that I had worked a layer of vine charcoal into in preparation a while ago (for the time that Z-  came to work at my studio, June 18.).

It has been interesting working on continuous-motion studies of moving dancers before going drawing. I feel that it tends to make the life drawing afterwards a little looser and livelier - more energetic, a little less precious.

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