I hardly ever get to draw an ethnic model, there are only a few that work in the places that I go. Plus there are even fewer models that can pose as well as Naumi did tonight. She had some amazing poses. And she was by far the most rock solid super still statuesque model I have ever drawn. Holy cow! She was like stone the whole time. Really great model I can’t say enough good things about her.


The gestures are always hard for me, I don’t do them that often and I just don’t have the feel for them. But, I need to find some time to work on them so that all of my drawings would have more flow and life. I did pull out a pretty good painting tonight though. I wasn’t able to finish it in an hour but it felt like it was going well and if I had another hour to work on it I know it would be good. I just wish I had about 30 more minutes to work on the face more. That is the only bad thing about having a great model, most of the time your artwork doesn’t come close to representing how amazing they are.


The Drawings

1 minute gestures



1 minute gestures



5 minute gestures



5 minutes



15 minutes




  • Session: 362
  • Work: 351
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Charcoal, Oil
  • Location: A&C Art Supply Life drawing
  • Art Time: 2.5
  • Creative Time:


Drawing, Painting

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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."