Life Drawings / April 24

My preference for “Rubenesque” models comes to the fore with this week’s drawings. I definitely prefer full figured models to thinnier ones in general. I like to try to capture a sense of volume and three-dimensionality of form and, for me, that comes more easily with “fuller” models. This week’s poses are a combination of restful and somewhat animated.

I used a combination of Chunky Charcoals by Cretacolor and NuPastels by Prismacolor for drawing media. Our usual format of drawing 4 short poses followed by longer poses was continued this week.

Short poses (5 minutes each)

Click on individual images below for full size

Longer poses
Twenty-five minute pose
Twenty-five minute pose
Twenty minute pose

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.

4 thoughts on “Life Drawings / April 24”

    1. Thanks Shari. As it turns out, most of our models tend to be on the “chunky” side. Probably not surprising since I schedule the models for the drawing group… hmm. Glad you like the drawings. Thanks very much for writing!


  1. Thank you for those kind words. I try to use complimentary colors in the background to help bring out the figure and the skin tones. Thank you for following the blog and again for your generous comments.


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