We had a fantastic model today. Naturally there were a few who didn’t like him – for all the reasons I did. He was very trim and you could see his muscles. His poses were very fluid and well thought out.
Today I used marker for the 1 minute and 3 minute poses and then turned to graphite and white conte. When it was pointed out that charcoal and conte were forbidden – I moved to white pencil. I really hope my drawings starts to be more powerful soon. I am not unhappy with today’s effort – just am inpatient to improve. I think I should include a sharper graphite pencil so I can get those details in the face. Contrarily I would like to include broad and bolder shaded areas. The stomp is helpful but is still too delicate for anything that isn’t a detail. The final drawing suffered because the monitor kept moving the heater and the light source. His hand that is reaching forward looks awkward to me – in my sketch.
None of my students came today – lots intimidated or overbooked. It was a full house without them – good group at the Art Gallery of Ontario. I hear the afternoon class is smaller but I really work best in the morning or late at night.