16 January 2008

figure drawing group

Arches HP 300 gsm 14" x 10".

my first drawing group after the caribbean vacation. good to be back.

the model was familiar to me and had been to the group before, but there was something listless in her manner; worse, she let her poses drift, or sag, or puddle. this is a portrait drawing i did in a 20 minute pose. she was not actually asleep, because i saw her eyes blink now and then, but that was the only clue.

when i looked at the drawing the next day i was surprised at how depressing it was. sometimes models exert an influence on the drawing that i am not aware of until the next day.

shortly after this pose the model decided to lie down. and you know how i feel about that.

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