Wednesday, June 13, 2012

life drawing studies



Last night's life drawing class. I worked with a 6B pencil and then added cadmium red and mineral purple to these 5 minute poses. I think I prefer them with a little bit of wild splatter (top one), it compliments the gesture aspect.
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39 comments:

  1. Dear Nora, I'm a little behind in my visits to friends blog and I see a great amount of interesting work, fresh and funny! Compliments for the show! Even just looking at your photo...you are beautiful and charming like your watercolors!

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  2. As usual you read and capture things with a few lines, well done.

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  3. It is amazing the character in these simple little sketches - Well, I say simple, but of course they are not! But you manage to make them look effortless and so they have such a wonderful, lively feel about them :0)

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  4. Always love your line and subtle use of colour.

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  5. Great poses. You have captured so much in just 5 minutes. I love the splatter effect on the first one.

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  6. Wow! Hard to believe these are 5 minute poses. I've done 5 minute poses and they didn't even look close to the model..a great practice! (I failed!) Great job on these, Nora!!

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  7. These are great! I would love to take a figure drawing class. How did you handle the first time with the nude model? Was it awkward at all? Your work here is wonderful!

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  8. Wow, you make watercolor painting look so much fun and easy and I know it's not. I have tried and tried and fail. My last IF post for "Shine" looks like an oil painting instead of watercolor. Yours is the classic watercolor I have known and desire. I just can't do it.

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  9. very interesting study...

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  10. Son muy originales tus bocetos de desnudos al natural. Me gustan mucho.

    Un abrazo

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  11. Nora:

    Thanks for visiting Chubby Chatterbox and for pressing the Join button. You are most welcome. I'm a former professional illustrator and art instructor and I'm greatly impressed with your watercolor skills. I always found watercolor to be a very unforgiving medium but you manage to keep your work fresh and lively. Quite an achievement. Take care.

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  12. Nora, these are beautiful studies. I really like them. Thank you for visiting and becoming a follower of my blog. I'll also follow your blog.

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  13. Nora, these studies are beautiful. I love them. Thank you for visiting and becoming a follower of my blog. I'll also follow your blog. Greetings!

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  14. So glad I found you Nora! I just gave you a mention and posted a link to your blog on www.sketchingeveryday.com. Keep up the great work!

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  15. I so enjoyed these. They have such a whimsical joy in them.

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  16. Love the way the watercolor just gives a loose impression of Color and figure!

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  17. Stunning work, Nora. I enjoy your gentle touch. To me there's something infinitely soothing in watercolor. The way it flows, or splatters if you prefer.

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  18. Oh what beautiful, beautiful life studies. I love the looseness and the colours. Pleased to have found your blog and will return.

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  19. Perfection! Love the dramatic shadows too.

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  20. They are lovely! Great work.
    Have a great day!

    Eva

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  21. Your work just bursts with JOY...that is the feeling I receive viewing them..Thanks

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  22. Your paintings are very delightful! So fresh and original.

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  23. I like the splatters too. I also really like how you captured the shadow in the second painting. I think you should have no problem selling these.

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  24. I love how you leave the whites in these!!! Your paintings are really so lovely. I think the two cards that sold at the show are adorable!!! Congrats on the sales.

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  25. Hello Nora:) You did a great job on both of them. Even without the splettering it would be wonderful! At least you don't paint the most beautiful queens of the world but just ordinary people like you and me (the belly from the first looks familiar :) ) I love your work Nora!

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  26. LOVE these, Nora! They are just so free and joyful :)!

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  27. I'm impressed that you are able to convey gesture with so few lines - really well done!

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  28. I love your quick sketches! And the little splatters of color are perfect.

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  29. Ciao Nora,
    molto belle queste due figure, soprattutto la prima che si muove con disinvoltura ed esibisce il suo corpo con grande naturalezza!
    Poi, lo sai a me piacciono moltissimo i tuoi colori(il lilla e viola soprattutto), oltre che il tuo stile.
    Viao, abbracci, Floriana

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  30. Wow I have been looking through your blog posts and your amazing art. I love water colour prints they are a very hard thing to master but you are doing it extremely well. I love your obsession with motorcycles. I loved the Queen Victoria print I am going to be back.
    I think Toronto is an amazing place for great artists that is where my daughter does finds her inspiration also. B

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  31. Lovely and lively, you have captured the way the human body moves, well done. Love the colors.

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  32. Hello, Good evening!
    Okay?
    paintings by ... congratulations ... all beautiful ... great talent!
    Thanks for joining my blog!
    Very honored!
    Good Friday!
    kisses

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  33. Just love the life in your life work! Always a delight to see!

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  34. Great movement, love your unique and very personal style.

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