O.K. so this is not Michal. . .yet. She was late for the Thursday night drawing group so our fearless leader Bill sat in for her. And what a great subject, with his cowboy hat on his knee! Beth took a turn next. . .and then Michal (alias Puck from Midsummer Night’s Dream) our evening’s paid model showed up, thinking she was on time. Oh well. She more than made up for her lateness with her inspired dramatic poses! You could almost hear the lines she was running through in her head. Shakespeare? or something more contemporary?
This sketch is an example of exaggeration of one feature which beguiles. In this case it’s that flirtatious eye over the shoulder. Other parts got a little out of proportion, but at least I caught the feeling.
Last 20 minute sketch of the evening. I see I’ve exaggerated the nose. I draw noses big sometimes and they look better to me. I always thought I have a rather large nose myself, especially when I was a teenager, so perhaps this tendency to enlarge the proboscis is, at this advanced age, a sign of self esteem?
If you’re local to Oakland, CA and you want to try a figure drawing marathon, there’s one coming up February 7. This is my absolute favorite setting for sketching the figure, organized by the Bay Area Model’s Guild. I have to miss this one, but check it out!