tl:dr - Help me out in making images of a broader spectrum of body types - `Donate' button's down the lower right side of the page.
I really enjoy making images of people and people's bodies. Here on the blog, there are several thousand to be seen. Most of these have come out of open drawing sessions, where I don't have control over choice of who is working as a model.
I respect and appreciate all the people who I have had the opportunity to draw so far. I haven't come across a body that isn't impressive in some way.
But one thing I continue to notice is that the overwhelming majority of people I have had the opportunity to draw are women, mostly under 30, and mostly conforming to societal conventions of bodily beauty. That and fairly muscular or defined men.
Not a lot of age, fuller figures or darker skin hues. There's a raft of reasons - the biases of whoever is hiring models; the tendency of many people who aren't younger and `fitter' to deselect themselves; and the economic need of people hosting drawing sessions to attract enough punters to pay the model and/or rent.
So if I want to make images of less commonly presented bodies, I'm going to have to bring in some people for myself. If you can help me with that project, there's the `donation' button lower-right; any monies received will go towards making some images that we don't see as commonly.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
All are on 18 x 18" sheets of paper; the top three are Pitt pen on Canson Recycled Sketch paper, and the lower four are Prismacolour art stick on various sheets of Canson paper.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Ren joined in partway through the session, and the top three are of him and Jack. These are 10-15 minutes each, and the final study of all three is 20 minute. These are Progresso woodless pencil crayon on 18 x 18" sheets of Canson XL Drawing paper.
On the Thursday night Collective session, Richard did some initial solo poses, and was then joined by Jack. These are all on 18 x 18" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper. The top three are done with a Pitt calligraphy-point pen, and the bottom two are Progresso woodless coloured pencil, on Canson Recycled Sketch paper above and Canson XL Bristol paper below that.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
The top two are oil-bases pencil on 18 x 24" sheets of Canson Recycled Sketch paper, and the lowest one is Progresso woodless coloured pencil on Canson Bristol paper, also 18 x 24".
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