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.
One day I will be able to do better gestures, I just need to work on them more.
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.
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.
I’m not sure what went wrong with this drawing, the others before it were better.
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.
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.
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.