2011 will be my Year of the Figure. This blog will document my work based on live model sessions on a weekly basis plus photographic images and my imagination.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
MODEL SESSION FROM STUDIO 19
2 MINUTE GESTURE DRAWINGS
Having multiple gesture drawings on the same page provides an opportunity to find some abstract compositions by tight cropping. Using an empty slide holder as a viewfinder, I am sure there are some paintings waiting to be discovered!
BRUSH PEN DRAWINGS
A brush pen with real or synthetic hair (as opposed to a felt tip) is a wonderfully fluid drawing instrument. It takes some practice to get a variety of line from it but a joy to draw with. Here I combined two poses into one composition. A little weird but fun.
Wendy with a Flowered hat
I have combined two poses again and added a little diluted ink wash and a bit of charcoal to the brush pen.
ADDITION OF BLACK AND BROWN INK WASHES
As I work, I like to try different combinations of materials to see what works best.
Here I started with the ink wash without line, laying in the shapes of the black leotard and adding the ink line last. Walnut ink wash with black ink brush pen.