Friday, June 22, 2012

Fun with Live Models!

Our little local artists' group has been getting together every Saturday in my studio (from 9 to 11:30 if you can make it!). We sketch from a model, with the longest poses being 20 minutes. This is a great practice and warm up, but can be frustrating, as there is never enough time to do much but block in the figure. We were inspired by a young model named Alison, from Kalani eco-resort, to schedule a long session, which we are now enjoying every Tuesday morning (10 - 12:30). We've had her three times so far, and are going to draw her again next week. She is an exquisite beauty and makes me think of a girl in an anime drawing. I love the long poses because I can finally get some subtleties into my rendering of flesh tones and anatomy.