I’ve started a new painting of a male figure. This reference again is from New Masters Academy.

Half of my 2 hour session today was spent adding gesso to the paper and picking out the figure. I chose this compact pose for two reasons. First, this figure will fit the composition well and at a larger size then any other figure I’ve done. Second, the model Rajiv, is not caucasian and I’m hoping to get some difference in how I mix skin tones, maybe learn something more.

New Painting
New Painting
New Painting, setup


  • Session: 1489
  • Work: 1213
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 16"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
  • Creative Time:



One Response

  1. He reminds me of Tarzan. Interesting poses that exaggerate the human muscles and anatomy, I guess. Is there a pose of him sliding down a tree branch, or swinging from a vine?

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Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."