13 February 2008

weekly figure group

Carbon pencil on Utrecht bristol 240 gsm, 14" x 10".

once again the model was a no show, so the artists took turns in 10 minute poses. this is aaron, another regular at the group.

finally the replacement model, michal, arrived. she is a very strenous poser and even did a five minute standing pose with her head touching her knees! i don't know how she does it.

later she took a more relaxed sitting pose for 15 minutes, which was enough time to do a watercolor of it.

Watercolor on Arches CP 300 gsm, 12" x 9".

i first made a light, quick outline in pencil, then bulked out the figure in burnt sienna and gold ochre, using the brush to lift out highlights. the arms were done first so that the body could be painted up to them. then the hair (raw umber) and finally light touches of sepia hue to shape the shadows a little.

i finished painting the background (ultramarine blue) and mat (ultramarine and perylene maroon) while michal took her break.

1 comment:

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful figure painting. Your models must be more limber than ours in my 2 sessions where they just want to pose lying down and sleep :(