Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Quick life drawing


Went to this year´s first life drawing session a few days ago. Funny how fast you forget how to draw the human body if you don´t do it all the time - from the beginning of the session I felt as though I had NEVER drawn a human being before. This is a quick sketch done about an hour into the session, and I was beginning to loosen up a bit, which always makes for better results. I drew mostly with pencil in a big drawing pad, but this little drawing was made in my regular sketchbook, with the Lamy and a waterbrush filled with very diluted Noodler´s ink. I can never squeeze in the whole body on such a small surface, so I just went for the upper half.

14 comments:

Bill said...

I wouldn't mind doing that well, with or without recent figure practice. I have never taken a life drawing class or group. Maybe one of these days. It could be a little embarrassing!:)

SCquiltaddict said...

Another winner!! Keep it up:>

Shirley said...

Nina,
Wow! He's quite gorgeous - and your figure drawing is an inspiration to me.

Linda said...

Wonderful work! I really like how you made HIS right hand detailed and the other hand with less finger detail. Small touches like that just make a drawing. Great modelling of the trunk, too -- you got the nuances of his posture just right!

Alison said...

Beautiful!

Felicity said...

I'm amazed you can get so much personality with pen! His expression is great, and with so few lines!

casey said...

Oh, Nina - your drawings always burst with confidence and your lines are so perfect. Someday I'd like to be able to draw like this!

mrana said...

simply beautiful!

Cin said...

hi Nina, many thanks for your recent comment :)

I've just recently joined a figure drawing group too, it is the most frustrating fun! I find my line is very tight and self conscious even after a few sessions now, you have such a relaxed easy line with this drawing, it seems so comfortable and confident that it doesn't look like you've been away from life drawing at all, really nice proportions too.

Lindsay said...

Nina, this is beautiful

littlemithi said...

This is lovely ... will you show us a few more drawings from the session?

martha said...

A lovely, delicate drawing here. Would love to see more of your life drawing!

Fanta said...

This one is brilliant.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Gosh Nina - this is great.