"Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul." Vincent Van Gogh
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Alejandro was the model at life session this morning - very muscular and a lot of fun to draw. I chose a position at the head for this prone foreshortened drawing. Black ebony pencil and white charcoal on brown wrapping paper - about 18 x20 and 40 minutes.
The seated 40 minute pose was just as challenging! In any case, I am pleased with this mornings efforts. Unfortunately, I will miss next week's session as I will be out of town :( My feeling is that these life sessions are invaluable in providing me with a real feeling for how flesh clings to the skeletal structure and accomodates itself with each unique position. I have aways felt that there is no substitue for good drawing skills and life drawing is the best way to hone them.
Your comments and thoughts are always greatly appreciated!