Saturday, November 25, 2006
Unusual poses for this week. I arrived slightly late and by the time I had got this much done it was decided that it wasn't a good idea for the model to keep this pose for the entire session. I would have like to work a bit more on the shading especially around the arm on the right. (Or to be more precise, that armpit area! I quite liked how the muscles looked there and how elongated this pose made the arm appear.) The shading on his leg looks pretty bad, I should have left it out instead of hastily putting it in at the end.
I'm OK with the shading here but I think I've made that outline too heavy. The last time this model was here I made him look like a cut out then too.
The best thing about the class is that one of the artists brought Anthony Ryder's book The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing. I find his work so inspiring and it made me realise I have to really work on 'seeing' as opposed to looking. I immediately ordered it on Amazon when I got home - I had been wondering what book to get for Christmas and as soon as I saw it I knew! Mind you, it feels like Christmas any time those Amazon packages arrive!