Ballpoint pen … again

I decided to use a ballpoint pen at the life drawing group again this week. I love using pastels for figure drawing but every so often I feel the need to do a more deliberate drawing and I find that using a ballpoint pen is comfortable for that. As I’ve mentioned before, it allows me to achieve various values (light and dark) but still gives a bolder rendering of the subject than pencil.

Short poses:

Longer Poses:

Yesterday’s life drawings

I used ballpoint pen to do most of the drawings yesterday. With one of the longer poses I added watercolor but didn’t have enough time to refine it. C’est la vie. Here are the short poses (5 minutes each);

Here are the longer poses (20 – 25 minutes)