Monday, January 21, 2013

Recent Figure Drawings

Here are a few recent drawings from the weekly figure drawing sessions at Blue Sky.  Most are done with Conte Crayon on Canson Sketch paper and range from 2 minute to 40 minute poses. I'm really focusing on trying to consciously identify weaknesses in my approach and natural tendencies and work on them.  I find that in drawing, as in anything else, it is easy to simply go through the motions and perpetuate the same bad habits every week and not really improve. Proportion and solidity and two things I'm focusing on now. And that's the thing about drawing the figure, it will constantly humble you and you can never just 'dial it in' and expect a legitimate result. It demands respect and effort.