Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nude Model with a Stick

Thought that would get your attention - but it's not what you think. Jeff Dunham, the comedian and ventriloquist has a character/puppet called Jose Jalepeno - he is "a jalepeno on a stick" and I don't know why it's funny. So when our model brought in this long walking stick, I thought, he is a nude model with a stick.

I made it to Life Drawing, as you can see, and stood at the easel for 2.5 hours without a problem. Why am I telling you this? Because I didn't make it to watercolor class yesterday. I made it as far as the driveway and then, splat! - my full weight on my left knee and coffee went flying and I just looked around like, well, now what? How was I to know that there was black ice all over the driveway and walkway?
So I picked myself up and limped back into the house and cleaned off the coffee and put ice on my knee. Stayed that way most of the day. No knight-in-shining-armor came to save me or bring me bonbons while I was sitting on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. So I just sat around and read and watched recorded movies all day. Not a horrid day but no artwork done at all so I was determined to go to class today. I even had Jerry park my car on the street to avoid the same thing tomorrow morning.
I can't take full credit for this drawing as Carin said I was doing a good job the first time around but by the second time around she had to restate some lines and round them more. Someday I'll learn this - and be able to see the shapes and how they all connect. But I can't do it yet.


debwardart said...

Glad you are OK!

You are really coming along with your drawing skills, you should be proud of yourself.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...


Whether this incites comments about the sticks or not, I think this is one of your better-proportioned figure darwings. It looks right on to me. If I was a model (like that would EVER happen!) I think I would appreciate a stick to lean upon. This is a good life drawing.


RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Deb. It's coming along, slowly but surely.
Susan, yes, people may want to see then complain but I hope they have a sense of humor about it :)
Our model moved today from his starting position, changing a lot - one artist, a young man, said, "He moved!" to the instructor. The model turned to him and said, "You want to change places?" I guess they get petulant when told to be still and not change from the starting position but I haven't a clue how hard that might me. Maybe I'll try it sometime (at home alone, not in front of a class nude! haha)