Wednesday Figure Drawing

Last night was a very good night for drawing, at my weekly figure drawing group. I’m really happy with the progress I’m making. I would like to increase the number of times a week I go to a figure drawing group, and I’ve found several others that I’m going to start checking out. It helps when you have a good model, and Shawna (I think that’s her name) was great. She does very good poses, she brought props, such as little crystal globes, scarfs and fun hats. And she does something with puppets, I will have to find out what, and if she does puppet shows.

Two ten minute sketches. I liked the proportions I got, with minimal correcting.

Two ten minute sketches. I liked the proportions I got, with minimal correcting.

Five minute drawings

Five minute drawings

This 20 minute drawing was my favorite last night. I just wanted to capture her with the scarf around her head, and I think I manged to do just that.

This 20 minute drawing was my favorite last night. I just wanted to capture her with the scarf around her head, and I think I manged to do just that.

I will admit upfront, I tweaked this in Photoshop. THe drawing came out fine, but I was having trouble with the interaction between pencil and paper. The paper is some what smooth, and I'll lightly sand it, to give it some texture, and then tone the page. I've done it on previous drawings, so I can have more depth. So what you see is what I intended, but the materials didn't execute as well as I hoped, so I'm going to have to find some pencils that work well on this paper.

I will admit upfront, I tweaked this in Photoshop. The drawing came out fine, but I was having trouble with the interaction between pencil and paper. The paper is some what smooth, and I'll lightly sand it, to give it some texture, and then tone the page. I've done it on previous drawings, so I can have more depth. So what you see is what I intended, but the materials didn't execute as well as I hoped, so I'm going to have to find some pencils that work well on this paper. I'm using a single sketch book for the longer poses, so I don't want to start a new book for that, till I've filled this one.

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