Monday, September 6, 2010

New Season for Figure Drawing


Although faint, here is a drawing from my Friday morning figure drawing session. Believe that this was a 20 minute pose. The arm is a bit long, but I'm pleased with my progress from the sessions last Spring. The piece on a 24 x 18" paper. That is huge for me. One attendee, who I believe has taught art, is encouraging me to go bigger so that the figure goes off the page. Then, if I have a smaller area such as the hand, I'll be able to actually have a chance to do some detail.
Each Friday for 3 hours we get a model. We do several 2 minute poses, a couple for five minutes, followed by 20 minute time periods. The last pose may be 40 minutes.

9 comments:

Cathy Holtom said...

Sounds like an interesting experience. Your drawing is good, very graceful.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Very nice, Sandra.

And I don't think her arm is too long - maybe a bit thin compared to the rest of her, but altogether a really good sketch.

xoxo

Shirley said...

She's lovely - and I don't think the arm is too long!

watercoloredhands said...

This is lovely! The arm is a little too thin, but you got the length and general proportions perfectly.

I've been trying to find a figure drawing group around me but the closest one is like 70 miles away and on weekdays :(.

I will probably be in Sacramento at the beginning of October. Hoping to attend one of your figure drawing meetups! And 2nd Saturday most definitely!

raena said...

This is fabulous, Sandra!! And her arm is not too long at all! Imagine swinging her elbow around to be at her side...it lines up just below her ribcage, which is the correct area.

Sandra said...

Thank you for your comments. I just never saw that the arm was too skinny!

Ann said...

Sounds like a great class. Your drawing is very nicely done. I like the way you indicated the shadow shapes.

Dragana Savkov - Bajić said...

This is beautifully done! Love that simplicity!

alissa4102 said...

lovely fluid lines !