Life Drawing: Male Model

Two sessions a week at life drawing has really begun to pay off, and I would really like to keep this up but we are moving soon so I’m going to have to change up my routine for our new place. I’m not sure of Whidbey islands open studio schedule but I do know that it has a strong artists community.

life drawing: male model, warmup
warmup
life drawing: male model, 1.5 minute gestures
1.5 minute gestures

I realized today that I find gestures on a male figure to be much more difficult than a female figure. I’m guessing the lack of curves has a lot to do with it.

life drawing: male model, 5 minute poses
5 minute poses

I’m beginning to focus too much on the details too early I need to work on the general structure of the figure first before I get so detailed especially for these 5 minute poses.

life drawing: male model, 15 minute pose
15 minute pose
life drawing: male model, 15 minute pose
15 minute pose

For this pose and the next I wish I had more time. Both could be finished pieces that I would be proud to hang if they were finished.

life drawing: male model, 30 minute pose
30 minute pose
life drawing: male model, 30 minute pose
30 minute pose, with colored pencil on toned paper

I’ve been wanting to try a toned paper with white, black and a warm color and this worked out quite well. The colored pencils that I was using are oil based and it was a bit more difficult to get more material on the page, but the leads in the pencils are surprisingly tough and I was able to press down hard enough to get some darker areas.

life drawing: male model, 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

Cutting loose on this one. My drawing was very tight for all the previous drawings and I wanted to see how I would handle lots of charcoal on the page, pushing it around like paint.

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