Trying to get into the habit of blogging daily… every week we get a different model for my 6 hour studio class [Clothed Figure Drawing] it’s pretty intense, but I’m starting to get into the flow of drawing for hours and I love it! Two weeks ago we had an amazing model come in with this gypsy inspired outfit and this pretty long flowing skirt. Her poses were amazing and I could tell that she really was into it, sometimes we get models in class that show no feeling and sometimes in those classes I get a little bummed out to want draw them. As artists we pick up so much emotion from the world around us, and personally no one wants to draw a subject or model who has no imagination. I’m just sayin. lol. It was a little challenging to see where the structure of her legs were underneath the skirt, but the folds really help with locating the body parts and it does sort of start tricking my eyes after a while. And I find that when this happens you have to take a quick minute to observe and analyze the model a bit before you start drawing so that you can sort of feel the pose. Most of these drawings I upload on a weekly basis are unfinished, mainly because they are more like quick studies than actual finished drawings. After drawing the figure in various different poses, it starts registering in your brain as an exercise and muscle memory… repetition is key. After a while you can start to draw from memory =) To see more photos you can view them here.
I love the arch of her back here in this pose =)