Monday, April 10, 2006

Life drawing no. 2


I went to a life drawing session tonight and finally managed to draw a human lying down. Drawing people is always a challenge, but in a horizontal position I find human proportions even harder to recognize. I guess it´s because we all move around in a vertical position, always seeing each other that way - it´s easier to draw things you feel familiar with.

Anyway, this drawing was made towards the end of the session, which is typical for me. That´s when I start relaxing a bit, not being so tense about getting it right. And that´s when it´s time to go home...

4 comments:

Karen at Pen in Hand said...
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Linda said...

Wow -- great drawing! You mastered some difficult foreshortening there, too -- and made it look EASY! Wow!
:-)

starr said...

fabulous drawing, Nina. simply and beautifully done.

gabriella said...

This drawing is great - it has such life to it. Although the model is lying down, she doesn't look inert, but rather as if she could get up at any moment and walk away. I am inspired to find a life class near to me, so thank you very much for sharing.