pen and w/c graphite on BFK Rives paper
It’s all in the attitude. And this model has it in such abundance that even the most beginner sketcher got a decent drawing from her 5 and 10 minute poses.
She held up a plastic flower and the pose was so beguiling that she sprouted two noses and a left hand where the right should be, but who’s counting?!
The models at this Bay Area Models Guild Marathon share the stage with two other models. From where I was situated I could spin my chair and see two other stages with models on them. So by the time I noticed this dynamic pose, I had two minutes left before it changed – just enough time!
And here the same model in a 20 minute pose, time enough to get out my watercolors and gouache and put some color in. What a fabulous hat, even if it does look a bit like an overripe banana on a platter.
Bob had helped me convert a photo tripod into an adjustable easel which worked so well! I’ll take a picture and post it here in case you want one for yourself. It involved a quick trip to the hardware store and a bit of drilling and sawing. Quick and easy for me anyway, since I didn’t have to do it!
I really enjoy your figure drawings! Heck, I like all your drawings….. The first drawing, I can just see her twirling around with such a beautiful movement to it. Could you tell me what type of gouache you use? I’m starting to explore it also. thanks Susan, love your blog!
Windsor & Newton Artists gouache – white – and transparent watercolor.