24 January 2008

unknown model

Strathmore drawing 16" x 12".

this is another drawing of the model from wednesday's group. i don't know her name.

the fact that she could hold a pose so cleanly allowed me to loosen up my drawing technique. i spent more time on the preliminary, "searching" part, which consists of making light, loose scrawling motions on the page.

these are adjusted gradually to match the form. finally the scrawls create a kind of cohesion, and i cut the outline of the figure on top of them. the head portrait was done last, and very quickly.

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