What happens when you go to a life drawing session (typically a bunch of artists drawing a nude model) and the model can’t make it?
Well, we all awkwardly avoid eye contact for a while, because most of us are realising that we don’t have the guts to it ourselves until one brave soul says, “What the heck, it’s just skin anyway. I’ll do it.” To our brave soul from last night, Mike, THANK YOU.
To those of you, here, Happy Friday! Here’s paintings/sketches I made of Mike during the session last night.
I love how this pencil sketch came out, although I made his head too big… But that imaginary hamburger he’s holding is probably going to be delicious. XD
Meh- This one needs more work. But I like where it’s going. Even though it looks like he’s wearing make-up.
I love this one. I used the water colors to find the overall shape of his form before going in with pencil and then refining it more with ink. It was nice kind of working into it backwards, especially since it was such a challenging pose to draw. Those foreshortened hands!!
Also, sorry missing the book review post yesterday. I just am not finished reading this puppy yet. So I’ll post it as soon as I’m done.
What do you think, would you be bold enough to model nude for a bunch of strangers, intent on studying you for art?