Monday, 25 February 2013

Life Studies, February 24

Michael Whynot. Figure Study, 2013. Red chalk.


Michael Whynot. Foot Study, 2013. Red chalk.

These are a couple of studies done at yesterday's life drawing session. The models were a pair of circus performers; male and female. The poses were dynamic but short. I found them very challenging, both in terms of capturing the gestures and in discerning correct proportions on two figures at once.

Someone suggested that, perhaps, there was an element of performance anxiety to our difficulties. The pressure to record so much information so quickly is always present, but seemed to be twice as intense with twice the amount of usual information. Pushing beyond normal comfort levels, though, is how we improve and grow. I'll be anxious to attempt drawing them again.