Life Drawings / June 5

This week I used my trusty ballpoint pen for the life drawing session. One of the things I like about using the ballpoint is that it provides a more mobile medium to draw with. Normally, I stand in front of a substantial easel and draw on larger (18″ x 24″) paper with pastels. That pretty much locks me into a fixed location for drawing. Using an 11″ x 14″ hard covered sketchbook and ballpoint pen, I can move around and get the angle of the model’s pose that I’m most interested in. As usual, we started with four 5-minute poses as a warmup. Since I could move around during the longer poses, I was able to do two drawings instead of one in the allotted time.

Short poses of five minutes each
five minute pose – ballpoint pen
five minute pose – ballpoint pen
five minute pose – ballpoint pen
five minute pose – ballpoint pen
Longer poses
1st drawing of 25 minute pose (approximately 12 – 13 minutes) – ballpoint pen
2nd drawing of the same pose (approximately 12 – 13 minutes) – ballpoint pen
1st drawing of 25 minute pose (approximately 12 – 13 minutes) – ballpoint pen
2nd drawing of the same pose (approximately 12 – 13 minutes) – ballpoint pen
15 minute drawing – ballpoint pen

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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