Incomplete…

But I sort of like them like that. It is a busy time, but I thought I needed to do something different and so last night I popped into a studio I visit to do a “drop in and draw” session. I’ve told you about these before. There were not too many other sketchers there, which is nice, and it was also nice to have a model that was not the usual (often tedious to draw) thin sort, but who had lots of interesting forms that played well with the light. This makes drawing interesting. (Click for larger view.)

I was rusty, not having done this in a bit, but rusty in an interesting way – I was seeing forms and getting balance fairly well (with some obvious proportion issues especially in the first), but not rendering to the finish at all quickly (although this might have been in part because I was enjoying putting in more detail on the faces than you might on a short figure study – the faces kept insisting on being not bad likenesses (subway drawing practice helped there I think). These are each about 20-25 minutes. I sort of like drawings that have an incompleteness though, and that show some of the construction process, so this is a fun place to stop…

For those who care, these are graphite (H, HB, 2B, and 3B pencils) on standard sketching paper, and each drawing is about 14 inches tall.

One can never get too much practice, and it was good to get away from the rather bureaucratic tasks that have been occupying my time the last few days (one or two of which I should report to you about, shortly)…

-cvj

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