Monday, April 12, 2010

Jessie I (Nude #99), 12.5"x18"
pastel pencil on toned paper

Nude #100, 18"x12.5"
pastel pencil on toned paper

Anna (Nude #101), 12.5"x18"
pastel pencil on toned paper

Another appropriate title for this drawing would be "Cold".
In early March, the boiler at the Palette and Chisel went out for a few days. Even with a couple of small electric heaters going, the room was cool even for the clothed. For the final pose of the Monday evening session, Anna hurdled and took a fetal position for warmth.


I find one of the most difficult things to draw in human figure is feet that are foreshortened and viewed from under.
It can easily take on the appearance of a couple of potatoes or banana peels.


Jessie II (Nude #102), 18"x12.5"
pastel pencil on toned paper

Another extreme foreshortened pose. With the given time of 20 minutes, I had to be very selective as to what part of the pose I should develop and how I can make the drawing a finished one without completely finishing it.

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