Friday, November 15, 2013

2nd entry for Nov 7, 2013

Lighting was limited, and was switched from underlighting to sidelight partway through the evening. Kat, a friend of the Ren's, was interested in trying out being the sitter and stepped in for a few poses.
These are two 10-minute and a 15-minute study above, a 10-minute and two 15-minute ones below that.
In life drawing sessions I mostly draw people altogether undressed. It's interesting how having some garments - and what type - can shift the character of the drawing. Underlighting can add a degree of drama to images of people, too.
These are all done with Pentel brushpen with dilute India ink shading applied with a fairly broad waterbrush on 11 x 15" sheets of paper. The top two are on Canson XL Drawing paper, and the lower four are on Canson Watercolour paper. I like the very spare shading marks on the portrait study. It would be nice if there was such a thing as a `fine' brushpen, with half the bristles of the Pentel one, as the brushpen line has a lot of character, but gets heavy very easily, at least for me.

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