Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First Experience with a Nude Model

I had never drawn from a live nude model before so I didn't know what to expect from the experience. What would it feel like to be in a room with a totally naked person?  What would it be like to draw a totally naked person?

Honestly, it was no different than drawing anything else. I looked so hard and worked so hard and got so completely lost in he work that I forgot about the presence of any nakedness. 

We did some quick gestures and some longer drawings.   

Yes, our model practiced yoga. 

I very much enjoyed the fast gestures.  I feel like they have an energy that's true.  Real scribbling.  Real spirit.

When I work on longer poses, I feel like I get lost in the details.  I guess this is because of all my sketching in the last two years.  I'm used to emphasizing lines.  Tones just stymie me (at least so far).  

I really like that last one. The energy again--I don't really know how to describe it but I feel like I can see how I felt when I drew it. 

I can't wait to carry some of these new techniques on other subjects soon. 

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