Life Drawings / February 19

The last time I posted life drawings done with pen and ink or pencil was August 21st of 2019. Most of the time I use pastels but it’s good to shake things up a bit and change mediums. Each medium tends to dictate its own style to some degree so these drawings look rather different from my recent postings done in pastels. The attached drawings were done with either ballpoint pen or mechanical pencil in a 9″ x 12″ sketchbook. The medium used and the timings are listed in the captions below each drawing.

five minute pose, ballpoint pen
five minute pose, ballpoint pen
five minute pose, ballpoint pen
five minute pose, ballpoint pen
This drawing and the next two were of the same pose done from different angles. The total time was 40 minutes. This drawing was done in about 15 minutes with mechanical pencil.
Same pose as above – about 10 minutes with mechanical pencil
again, same pose as above – about 15 minutes with mechanical pencil
about 20 minute pose done with mechanical pencil

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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