Life Drawings / Oct 13 2021

All of the drawings this week were done with NuPastels on 18″ x 24″ paper. Chunky Charcoals from Cretacolor were used in some of the drawings as well. Our session started with five minute poses mainly for gesture followed by longer poses. The extended poses allow for more finished drawings. The model was wearing a mask due to the pandemic.

five minute pose / Nupastels and Chunky charcoals in background
five minute pose / Nupastels and Chunky charcoals in background
five minute pose / Nupastels
five minute pose / Nupastels and Chunky charcoals in background
five minute pose / Nupastels
twenty-five/thirty minute pose / Nupastels and Chunky charcoals in background
thirty minute pose / Nupastels and Chunky charcoals in background
fifteen minute pose / Nupastels

Life Drawings / Sept 8 2021

This week we had a special treat. Our excellent model came to the drawing session with the most delightful butterfly wings on her back. She kept the wings on for several of the poses. It brought a bit of levity and a drawing challenge to the group. The wings were also a nice contrast to the more serious face mask she wore to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

five minute pose / NuPastels (I left the butterfly wings out of this one.)
five minute pose / NuPastels (butterfly wings included)
five minute pose / NuPastels (wings included)
five minute pose / NuPastels (winged)
twenty minute pose / NuPastels (some Chunky Charcoals used in the background)
with mask and no wings
twenty minute pose / NuPastels (some Chunky Charcoals used in the background)
with mask and no wings
fifteen minute pose / NuPastels (some Chunky Charcoals used in the background)
with mask and no wings

Life Drawings August 18 2021

This week I returned to using my trusty NuPastels and Chunky Charcoals. There were even a few strokes done with Conté Crayons on a couple of the drawings. It was good to use pencils and ballpoint pens recently to practice my line drawing but I really missed working with color.

With the resurgence of Covid via the Delta variant, our model wore a mask at this week’s session. I avoided drawing the mask by either not including the head or imagining her face as I remembered it from past sessions. In a couple of poses, her back was turned to me which eliminated the mask dilemma.

five minute pose using Chunky Charcoals
five minute pose using Chunky Charcoals and NuPastels
five minute pose using Chunky Charcoals and NuPastels
five minute pose using Chunky Charcoals and NuPastels
twenty-five minute pose using Chunky Charcoals, NuPastels and Conté Crayons
twenty minute pose using Chunky Charcoals, NuPastels and Conté Crayons
twenty minute pose using Chunky Charcoals, NuPastels and Conté Crayons