Friday, November 20, 2009

Pushing the pose



Two drawings from a 4 minute pose last week. I like trying to get the gesture down quickly so sometimes 4 minutes is too long. In this case, I did the bottom drawing first and then realized I could push it further. Upon further analysis, I realized the model was actually jutting her head out much more than I'd drawn. I suddenly remembered Walt Stanchfield's notes and his observation that most people tend to "straighten up" the pose. Guilty as charged. I've got to finish reading through his books.

4 comments:

David said...

Very nice comparison. When I'm sketching live poses I often find my 1-minute sketches come out looking better than the longer ones. It's when I draw longer that I lose the natural position.

GOGOPEDRO said...

Very Very Nice..
She was a fine model....I'm going through a little model withdrawl...I hope I get out this week.

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Matthew Brehm said...

excellent sketches and a very good observation - thanks for sharing!

Alisa said...

David- I find the same thing. It's strange that 3 hour poses were once normal, but even a 10 minute pose now seems too long!

Thanks Pedro! I should be back this week as well.

Thanks Matthew!