|Ebony graphite on newsprint / 45 minutes|
|Ebony graphite on newsprint / 45 minutes|
|Ebony graphite on newsprint / 10 minutes|
This Tuesday morning was session 4 of 6 life portrait drawing classes and our model was the lovely Carol once again. Instead of standing to draw at an easel, today I chose to sit down and had a bit of an upward view of Carol as she was on a slightly raised platform. I am fairly happy with the results although I did not find myself getting into the zone as I had in previous sessions. I am not sure why as there were no distractions.
great sketches, the second is my favorit because I like the dark part around the eyes.ReplyDelete
She has lovely deep set eyes that seemed to be looking more inward than outward as she gazed into the distance.Delete
Oui , je suis de ton avis c"est très réussi, ces portraits sont superbement travaillés, j'aime beaucoup!ReplyDelete
Many thanks, Cath - each session of drawing from life is invaluable to me and I cherish this opportunity. I appreciate your support.Delete
I am amazed at what you are able to achieve in just 10 minutes!! Wow! :0)ReplyDelete
I am so driven, Sandra - with only 10 minutes in class, most students chose to pack up their paper and pencils and leave a little early. Not me - I need to make every second of these life drawing opportunities count!Delete
Excellent life portrait drawings, Susan!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hilda. Some turn out better than others and when this session is over, I will line them all up and try to critically analyze what worked and what didn't'.Delete
Fantastisch getekend Susan !ReplyDelete
Many thanks, Simmone. There is something almost magical about starting with a blank piece of paper and only a pencil in hand and ending up with a likeness and a characterization of a sort. Thanks for your support.Delete
Three awesome sketches ! I specially love the first one, but you really 'caught' her in all three.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jane. The model told me that she is a very spiritual person, having lived all over the world and experiencing many cultures. She felt that I caught that quality about her - which made me quite happy!Delete
If I could draw like this I would never paint.ReplyDelete
You have captured a soul - an essence. Remarkable
Wow - I can't tell you how much it means to me to hear that you feel I caught more than the likeness. That is always what I am trying to do. Many thanks, Julie.Delete
I had several problems with my computer so I didn't see for some times your works...I find all fantastic!
You give life and personality to your subjects! The horses are
incredibili and like ballerines give entusiasmo and smiles!
I like also portraits because illustrate the truth with human thoughts and life.
2013 will see others fantastic works... Sure
I hope my english enough right.
Ciao, ciao, abbracci, Floriana
Hi, Floriana - so glad you have your computer difficulties worked out. I am having a great and wild time painting these lively horses and the portrait drawing sessions are opening my eyes to so many nuances of the human face and spirit that I am trying to combine. Many thanks for your support and your very kind comments. :)Delete
You are a great artist!
You are very smart to "make every second of your life drawings count!"
Life is so very short!
I love these portraits! Not only are your skills present but your creativity shouts out to make them all great works of art! (Very much like the great Masters! No, not the golf Masters!)
Bravo my art friend!
Hi, Michael. When I lived in San Diego, I never found any life drawing sessions. Now I am thrilled to have these intermittent classes nearby and really want to grab this opportunity. The instructor was classically trained and encourages a classical approach. It seems it is the natural way for me to draw in any case. I appreciate you mentioning the masters - golf or otherwise!Delete
Thank you, Chana - and thank you for stopping by! :)Delete
Strange, but I can not comment in my own blog, so I came here to say thank you for your words of support. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Hi, Irina - that happens to my blog once in a while as well - its inexplicable to me as I don't know much abut how computers work. I am happy to encourage you. I think you are doing wonderfully and I look forward to seeing your future work!Delete