Saturday, March 31, 2007

Figure drawings

The model we had last week was, once again, beautiful, almost too beautiful. She was so slender and slim and her head seemed too round and big for her slender frame, that I struggled to get her proportions down. And she must be some kind of a contortionist - she pulled out some poses that was just undoable for a normal human being. See image 4, where she literally lifted her pelvis from the ground with her legs in the air and kept the pose for about 4 minutes! I was so captivated by this ability, it completely distracted my attention from drawing her! These poses are mostly 2, to 4 minutes for some and 15 minute pose(see last 2 images, I think). I used monolith, 9B throughout. Some of the poses are cut off...too big for the scanner, sorry for that. See also Casey's drawings from the same class at http://caseytoussaint.wordpress.com/







4 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

These are excellent Ronell. I especially find the last one very graceful and I like the way you've left out unnecessary lines in the first ones. Wonderful work!

Felicity said...

Great sketches! I think I'm glad I don't have models that strike these sorts of poses though!

Teri C said...

An impressive set of figure sketches! Just great.

platitudinal said...

These are fantastic figure sketches. They seem so fluid and effortless. If you haven’t mentioned that you were distracted at some point, I would have never thought you even took a moment to stop. These sketches remind me of a piano piece with continuous, legato notes.