I’m going to take you on the crazy odyssey of my 6 hours of figure sketching at the Marathon in Oakland yesterday. I couldn’t decide what mediums/styles I wanted to work in, so I brought lots of art supplies and tried them all (meanwhile berating myself for not being more consistent!) The warm up sketches went in this old book I brought.
I do soooo appreciate it when models strike natural poses and vary the clothing. This one was so touching. These are all 10 or 20 minute poses.
This guy had the most amazing eyebrows that gave his face such sensitivity, like they were wings that would fly him off in a heartbeat.
I brought various “starts” with me and the colors in this one seemed to match this “ample” model.
As you can see, I tried to obliterate the face, which ruined the sketch. When will I learn not to get so descriptive of facial features in these quick poses?!
At the end of the day I was still undecided about what direction I should move in with my figure sketches, but the gouache on smooth watercolor paper was the most fun!