If there is one thing that will get you motivated it’s life drawing with a great model. In my opinion if the model as a deep understanding of their own body, can pose with enthusiasm, and has the willingness to try unconventional poses, then they have the attributes for being a great model.

Open Studio With A Great Model: warmup
warmup
Open Studio With A Great Model: 1.5 minute gestures
1.5 minute gestures

One day I will be able to do better gestures, I just need to work on them more.

Open Studio With A Great Model: 5 minute poses
5 minute poses

The drawing on the far right was the best of these three short poses. Of course it was the easier pose, but I was able to see the foreshortening well and the body was sufficiently bunched up so it was easy to make connections from line to line that was proportionally accurate.

Open Studio With A Great Model: 15 minute pose
15 minute pose

A standing, almost frontal pose is sometimes the hardest ever, but I was able to complete a pretty good drawing of this pose in 15 minutes.

Open Studio With A Great Model: 15 minute pose
15 minute pose

I’m not sure what went wrong with this drawing, the others before it were better.

Open Studio With A Great Model: 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

Here I got in a mood to just focus down on exact detail starting with the head and moving my way down the body. I had already got a quick indication of the whole body that was accurate enough then I went straight to exact details.

Open Studio With A Great Model: 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

This was an interesting pose, especially the face. I focused on the head again because I wanted to capture the smooshed quality. I spent so long on trying to get the head correct though that I didn’t get much else done.

Open Studio With A Great Model: 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

Back to straight linear drawing. I always try and do this after a couple drawing where I focus on value. I tend to want to cover up incorrect or un-proportional drawing with shading, so this one focuses on getting it right, nothing but line and all about getting a correct representation of the forms.

Details

  • Session: 1097
  • Work: 923
  • Width: 18"
  • Height: 24"
  • Medium: Charcoal
  • Location: Hipbone Studio
  • Art Time: 3
  • Creative Time:

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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."