Life drawings from December 19

Well, this week I was back to using pastels and chunky charcoals for life drawing. It’s been several weeks since I used pastels (I’ve been doing pencil and ballpoint pen drawings) so I was a bit rusty. We had the same Rubenesque model as last week so you might want to compare the drawings done in different mediums from each week.

I was very dissatisfied with my drawings while at the session but looking at them the next day, they didn’t look quite as bad. This often happens; I get so involved with the process of drawing, especially with time constraints, that I become overly critical. Viewing the drawings the next day is almost like looking at someone else’s work because then I’m detached from the creative process and, hopefully, can see them more objectively.

I’m trying to include at least a suggestion of facial features, something I’ve shied away from in the past due to limited time for drawing details. Occasionally I’m able to even hint at a likeness of the model. That was achieved on only one or two of these latest drawings.

Short poses

Longer poses

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

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