Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturday Figure Drawing Frenzy

Due to 1 cancellation (the blizzard of '08) and 1 cancellation (the model didn't show), we had a 4 hour session today to make up. I thought I would be the only one there at 9 am on a Saturday morning but I was wrong (and I was 15 minutes late!!! haha).

There were 7 of us drawing Dave. He was a trooper - hardly moved at all, and didn't go to sleep, either :)

We had enough time to do a good sketch (or a bad one), move around and get another position and do another, and move once again for another viewpoint.

The first one was done with charcoal pencils, mostly a #4B medium soft.

The second one was done with graphite pencils, mostly a #3B.

The third was done with pastels, from yellow to orange to brown with some added blue and black.
And then I just worked on trying to get the arm and hand with graphite.

Everyone who lasted the 4 hours (6 of us) said we enjoyed having the longer session.
This will be the last open figure session for me for a while - I will miss a few because of traveling in April and May.


Sandy Maudlin said...

Rhonda, your drawings have realli improved in the expression of the volume of the figure. Keep drawing and drawing. What a wonderful way to grow artistically and to enhance your observation skills. Your hard work is really paying off.

Deborah A. Léger said...

Wow Rhonda, I love that first one you posted! You're figure drawing is getting soooooooo good! Congratulations!!!

Dawn said...

your figures are getting better and better. get back to the class as soon as you can.
and yes I did know that caffine and chocolate will help a headache. and much more ;)

Tracy Wandling said...

I have done a great job on this difficult pose! Keep up the great work!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks so much to all of you for your gracious comments on my drawings. The time (all 3 hours 45 minutes of it) actually flew by and I wasn't tired when I came home. Just hungry! haha Dave is a good model, very professional, and he has good muscles from bicycling and working in a heavy-duty job, too. I keep hoping for new models each time but we have the same ones so you make the most - and, in fact, you actually get to "know" the models and their poses and their bodies a bit more as you go along.