Sunday, March 6, 2016

Wild Life Drawing Sessions

Channeling Ingres.  This is one of my favorite classes poses that we recreated for our group.
 I am a strong believer in developing drawing skills from life. In 2007 I started drawing with a portrait and figure drawing group weekly with a group we formed "Loveland Wild Life Sessions".  We always work from life, usually in a long pose which is somewhere around 3 hours long (with breaks).  We hire professional models and have interesting poses some of which are nude, some clothed.  I have captured the human form in charcoal, conte, pastel and oil but the last few years have enjoyed bringing my toned warm paper pad and drawing exclusively in graphite with a little white charcoal.  I enjoy bringing the figure to life focusing on just value and capturing likeness.  I treasure the sketchbooks I am filling up.

This model posed for Valentine's Day complete with wings.  The studio kitty kept trying to steal the show.

   You can see more of my artwork online: 
Facebook page (open to the public) 
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)  
(limited edition canvas giclees)

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