Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Figure Drawing with Conte!

quick gesture with dark brown conte on newsprint
sienna conte for a quick portrait gesture 
20 minute figure study
20 minute portrait study
1.5 hour pose in conte with white pastel

The model at yesterday's life drawing class was just sensational. I had never drawn him before and a new model is always a treat. He had a really interesting face and he kept very still. Instead of my usual watercolour, I decided to use conte, a tool that allows for big loose strokes (lots of freedom!) and 11x15" newsprint, for it's smooth and unintimidating qualities. Lots of fun. 
Now, back to my anatomy books to brush up!