Joining a Figure Drawing Group in Poulsbo at Artist’s Edge has bee fun to add on Thursday nights. Having not done much figure drawing in the last few years, this is challenging as well as worthwhile.
It reminded me when we had our first male model of my first day in Life Drawing my freshman year of art school. I was barely seventeen, raised on a small farm in Northern California and I had never seen a naked man. I sincerely did not know “where” to look, let alone draw.
What can I say, that was a long time ago.
Just this last week I started taking a figure drawing class after not doing much in charcoal for a while. The model struck this pose and I thought “how do I do this?”
I like the result. It is only 8 x 8 inches, so not big, but I had fun trying to bring some drama into the pose. Hope I can be posting more in the future.
One of my friends posted this beautiful video on his blogspot and I thought I might share it with my fiends and followers. Degas work in figure, form and color is amazing and delightful. So many of us would like to be able to emulate the emotions he expressed in his artwork. He was obsessed with ballerinas and in watching this you can see why, with grace mobility they make the dance look elegant and simple.