Saturday, 20 August 2011

Watching the detective

A nice twist to our usual life drawing poses: the model was dressed in trenchcoat and hat, giving a Forties' detective feel.

Life drawing

Life drawing

This is the same pose as the first drawing, drawn immediately after it, but the model seems to have slumped a bit -- or I got the proportions wrong.

Life drawing

Another pose. Lots of linework with a hard pencil and a soft pencil; smudging to create tone; and then lifting out the lights with a putty rubber.

It makes an interesting change to draw a clothed model: there's a suggestion of a story; a reason why the model is there.

Each pencil on paper, approx A3.