Sunday, 20 January 2013

Life Drawing Session, January 20.


Michael Whynot. Figure Study, 2013. Red chalk with white highlights.
Michael Whynot. Figure Study, 2013. Red chalk with white highlights.
Michael Whynot. Figure Study, 2013. Red chalk with white highlights.


I'm posting three figure studies from this mornings life drawing session. All were done in red chalk with white conte highlights and all were thirty minute poses.

The model was a circus performer who was not only able to hold her poses well, but understood what a good pose looked like and was very aware of her body. She had that poise and grace that you so often see with dancers and performers.

A good draftsman should be able to draw any model in any pose, but a good model makes everything much easier. When you discover a good model, you will wish to draw him or her again and again. Especially the ones who put a lot of themselves into the pose; the ones who seem to be able to recreate themselves with every twist and turn of their form.