Life Drawings / July 6 2022

I continued to use a combination of mechanical pencil and ballpoint pen for this week’s life drawing session. The timings of the poses and the medium used are indicated in the captions below each drawing.

five minute pose / mechanical pencil
five minute pose / mechanical pencil
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / mechanical pencil
twenty-five minute pose / mechanical pencil
twenty-five minute pose / mechanical pencil
twenty minute pose / mechanical pencil

Life Drawings / June 29 2022

This week I decided to go back to using ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil for the life drawing session. It’s a good idea to switch between mediums both to keep drawing interesting and to practice different methods of approaching the subject. When I use pastels, I think in a rather painterly fashion, using color and broad strokes. With drawing styli (pen or pencil) I think more of line and texture (hatching). The timings of the poses are 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
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen
ten minute pose / mechanical pencil

Life Drawings / May 4 2022

I had planned on using the iPad with Art Set app for this week’s drawings but when I started to draw, the stylus did not respond. I was all psyched to continue experimenting with the digital medium but at the last second had to switch mental gears and use my analog tools, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil instead. I hadn’t used them in a while so being discombobulated, I plunged ahead. When I got home I tried several things to get the iPad and stylus going again. I shut down and restarted the iPad in hopes that it would fix the problem. No luck. I finally unscrewed the stylus tip and replaced it. That did the trick. I must have loosened it just a bit when I charged it up. I’m glad I brought my sketchbook and drawing tools along. The timings of the poses are in captions below each drawing.

five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil
twenty-five minute pose / mechanical pencil
twenty minute pose / ballpoint pen

Life Drawings / March 16 2022

This week I used only ballpoint pen for the life drawing session. All drawings were done in an 9″ x 12″ sketch book. Our model was wearing a mask during the session due to the pandemic. The timings of the poses are indicated in the captions below each.

five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
fifteen minute pose / ballpoint pen
eight minute pose / ballpoint pen
ten minute pose / ballpoint pen
fifteen minute pose / ballpoint pen

Life Drawings / March 2 2022

This week I used ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil for the life drawing session. All drawings were done in an 11″ x 14″ sketch book. Our model was wearing a mask during the session due to the pandemic. The timings of the poses are indicated in the captions below each.

five minute pose / mechanical pencil
five minute pose / mechanical pencil
five minute pose / mechanical pencil
twenty-five minute pose / mechanical pencil
fifteen minute pose / mechanical pencil
ten minute pose / mechanical pencil (same pose as above from opposite side)
ten minute pose / ballpoint pen

Life Drawings / Feb. 23 2022

I tried to vary my drawing tools and brought some Conté crayons to this week’s session. I did the first two five-minute poses with them but was not happy with the results so I went back to using the ballpoint pen for the remaining poses. They were all drawn in an 11″ x 14″ sketchbook. The model was wearing a mask due to the pandemic. The timings of the poses are in the captions below each drawing.

five minute pose / Conté crayons with touches of pencil and ballpoint pen
five minute pose / Conté crayons
five minute pose /ballpoint pen
five minute pose /ballpoint pen
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen
twenty minute pose /ballpoint pen
ten minute pose /ballpoint pen

Life Drawings / Feb. 16 2022

This week I continued to use ballpoint pen for the life drawing session. All drawings were done in an 11″ x 14″ sketch book. Watercolor washes were added over one of the pen drawings. Our model was wearing a mask during the session due to the pandemic. The timings of the poses are indicated in the captions below each.

five minute pose / ballpoint pen
five minute poses / ballpoint pen
five minute pose / ballpoint pen
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen and watercolor
last pose (twenty minutes) / ballpoint pen
same pose as above (from behind) fifteen minutes / ballpoint pen

Life Drawings / Feb. 9 2022

This week I continued to use ballpoint pen for the life drawing session. All drawings were done in an 11″ x 14″ sketch book. Watercolor washes were added over one of the pen drawings. I’ve included separate detail images of the drawings that were done two on a page. Our model used a cloth drape for several poses and was wearing a mask during the session due to the pandemic. The timings of the poses are indicated in the captions below each.

five minute pose / ballpoint pen
second and third five-minute poses / ballpoint pen
detail of above left drawing
detail of above right drawing
fourth and fifth five-minute poses
detail of fourth pose
detail of fifth pose
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen and watercolor
twenty minute pose / ballpoint pen
ten-fifteen minute pose / ballpoint pen

Life Drawings / Feb. 2 2022

This week I continued to use ballpoint pen for the life drawing session. To make things a little more interesting and to add color, I brought my watercolors along. Watercolor washes were added over a couple of the pen drawings. It was fun to try something different. I’ve included separate detail images of the drawings that were done two on a page. The timings of the poses are indicated in the captions below each.

five-minute pose / ballpoint pen
second and third five-minute poses / ballpoint pen
detail of above drawing
detail of above drawing
fourth and fifth five-minute poses / ballpoint pen
detail of fourth pose
detail of fifth pose
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen and watercolor
twenty-five minute pose / ballpoint pen and watercolor
fifteen minute pose / ballpoint pen

Life Drawings / January 26 2022

This week’s life drawings were all done with ballpoint pen on 11″ x 14″ paper. I’ve included separate detail images of the drawings that were done two on a page. The timings of the poses are indicated in the captions below each.

first two poses / each five minutes
detail of figure above right (five minute pose)
detail of figure above left (five minute pose)
third and fourth poses / five minutes each
detail of figure above right (five minute pose)
detail of figure above left (five minute pose)
fifth pose (five minutes)
twenty minute pose
fifteen minute pose
ten-twelve minute pose (same pose as above from behind model)
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