The daily exploits of a pencil pusher...

Monday, January 23, 2006

Figure Drawing


Lately I've been missing life drawing. Particularly drawing the clothed figure in an illustrative setting. In school we did plenty of it but I always felt the costumes were kind of cheesy and second rate. The photo I did this drawing from came from The Drawing Club's blog and their workshops look amazing and inspired. Alas I'm in Chicago and not LA, so no Drawing Club workshop for me. As you can see, drawing from a photo doesn't reward one with the same loose and spontaneous quality you would get from drawing the figure from life. It feels kind of stilted and careful, and that's probably because I had more time to work on it than I would if the person were actually there in front of me. If anything it was a good exercise in getting me familiar with full figure drawing, as well as messing around with mixed media. But if anyone knows of any good clothed figure drawing workshops in Chicago let me know, It's time my rusty skills got a little greased!


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Nice sketch. Reminds me very much of a costume design piece; fun and fresh.

Chrissie A said...

WOW...that's just gorgeous. I especially love the mix of colors you used on her skin. Beautiful!

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That's great! Love the stockings. You can do it all: figures, objects, faces, everything. If I could choose one thing in the world to do that I can't do, it would be to draw even a tenth as well. Of course I can't draw at all so don't let that go to your head...

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this is a really beautiful piece - very nicely done!

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Edgar said...

holy fuck, i know who that is! she's a regular model at the art center college of design in pasadena. and though i never went to the drawing club (bastards charge like twenty something dollars), the regulars are exceptional artists. so, about a place that has good costumed workshops around here....i say we get together and host our own, damn it!

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Just happened to be doing some blog surfing - love you artwork.

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