Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Another life drawing session


Last night me and a friend went to another life drawing session near where I live. The lighting in this place is a bit funny, there´s virtually no shadows on the models, so I usually just concentrate on line drawing here.

I really liked the model this time. I usually find slim models really difficult to draw, but this woman had a lot of curves in spite of her slender figure, and she was really good at making poses that were both beautiful and challenging. My first thought when I saw her was that she looked EXACTLY as I imagined Modesty Blaise in reality when I was a kid. (I read a lot of MB back then.)

The original drawings are about A4 size, or slightly bigger. Here, they are scanned, resized and put together in Photoshop. (I did a bit of a sloppy work with scanning them, I know, but I blame it on a double attack of migraine earlier today. On me, not the scanner.)

11 comments:

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

LOVELY, Nina...I love your figure drawings, they're so clean and fresh...

They look so sure...

Bill said...

Beautiful, Nina. Your wonderful ease of accuracy and the maturity of your line--inspirational. You're going to make me find some life drawing here in my area somehow!

Linda said...

Nina -- these are really wonderful drawings. Your lines are so confident! Beautiful work!

Christeen said...

Isn't it just divine when you luck out and end up with a great model? Your figure studies are really well observed, and the line quality is beautiful. I like how you group your sketches together into a montage. Very elegant.

Africantapestry said...

Your life drawings are wonderful, as usual. I especially find the one sitting with her back towards you, very nice...you've captured a lot of feeling there..
Ronell

caseytoussaint said...

These are great, Nina - I especially like the one with the model lying down, propped up on her elbow. They are so relaxed - you can just hear the jazz playing in the background. As Kate says, they look like you never have to hesitate about where to put a line!

shirley said...

Beautiful, beautiful drawings and model. The line is so clean that I think shadows would have changed the feeling you captured in these.

Felicity said...

Lovely, lovely lines! sounds like it was a very relaxed session.

Carole said...

These are such confident drawings. Really nice poses too (although I realise you have your model to thank for that!) Anyway, you've done them justice.

Ana Banana said...

Beautiful life drawings, Nina! Your work is quite impressive.

Thank you for such a lovely post, by the way.

I will keep you bookmarked and check back in...

Cheers from California,

Ana

Julie said...

I love how you've varied the line weight. Beautiful.