21 September 2007

margaret


Strathmore drawing, 250 gsm, 14" x 10". 30 minutes.

another life drawing with wolff's carbon, also not corrected from the photo documentation. actually, there was no photo documentation; i spent the whole time in life drawings and left the camera up in my office.

i've posted two drawings, made about 2 hours apart, to show the variation in representation. the hair was left blank (see next post) and filled in after the session; otherwise, the drawing is unedited.


Strathmore drawing, 250 gsm, 14" x 10". 30 minutes.

margaret was a little bored with me this session, yawning and pulling goofs, and wanted explicit direction. in either this or the previous pose she was wearing her glasses, which i omitted by drawing what i could see of her eyes.

compare these poses to some of the earlier paintings of her. the nose is especially important to get right, though i found the mouth was a problem that needed more study.

2 comments:

Dawn said...

I love these two of Margaret especially! Very nice work.

W. K. Moore said...

Cool style Bruce. Figure work is solid as usual and I really feel the line as it deftly defines the form whether hair, flesh or cloth.