We had a live model posing for the portrait workshop I am taking from Charlotte Arnold, and for our final drawing this week we had the luxury of a longer pose. When I am figure drawing, I need to try to get the whole figure drawn, or at least much of it as I can, which doesn’t allow much time on any one part of the body. So getting more than 30 minutes to draw just a face in the portrait workshop was extraordinary. The drawing is still unfinished because I spent the whole time on the face.
At our figure drawing session at Studio b. this week, we returned to the shorter poses and a familiar model. I was able to capture bits and pieces of a likeness of her face, but only in a rough and hurried fashion, nothing worth showing. But that showed me I am making progress with the portrait workshop I am taking. I have posted only one drawing from the session, a simple one, just lines, one that captured the essence of that particular pose.
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