View Full Version : Some recent figures drawn from life
10-14-2011, 02:30 AM
I'm indulging in my figure drawing habit again, after missing it for too long. Here are some sketches from a recent class. They are all either 5-10 minute poses, with the exception of the gestures, which were 1-minute gestures.
The man's face in this last one was very "loosely" inspired by a face I saw on TV. I like to practice drawing while watching TV.
10-14-2011, 12:47 PM
some nice strong direct work. What is meant by Mariposa art? Are you from Mariposa in Ca?
10-14-2011, 03:40 PM
WOW! I thought 2 minute gestures were tough, but you seem to have glided along well with the 1-minuters too :thumbsup: Good variety of approaches explored in each of these, hatching, flat shading, structural etc.. Good stuff and I like your drawing styles too!
10-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Thank you, jjackm! No, I'm not from Mariposa CA, I chose the name because it means butterfly in Spanish. :) I liked that.
kirants, thanks! I know, the 1 minute gestures can be tough, but after enough of them, I guess we get used to them! LOL!
10-15-2011, 01:28 AM
You have a natural affinity for the figure, that's amply evident... if I may be allowed to say so. I love how you pick up the little twists and turns of form which make it all the more believable. May I also humbly suggest that you try experimenting with an even lighter hand? I think a wider range of pressure variations would make these expressions even more potent.
10-15-2011, 01:52 AM
Thank you roy-p, and I appreciate your advice. :) I will surely be thinking of what you said the next time I am in life drawing class and will try to do as you suggest! :)
10-15-2011, 08:34 PM
Looks like you have good linear control--good, sure strokes.
10-16-2011, 05:51 PM
Lovely shapes and structure.
11-08-2011, 04:14 PM
I just found this thread! :D
Really nice work! :thumbsup:
Great proportions, and you get a lot done in short time, including great figure definitions and shadows. :clap:
I was wondering about "Mariposa" too -- thinking of Orillia, Ontario, a town that Stephen Leacock wrote about, but called 'Mariposa'; also a wonderful annual folk festival held there (and for a while on Toronto Island), also called Mariposa Folk Festival.
11-09-2011, 06:54 PM
Confident lines :)
11-10-2011, 02:26 PM
I agree with the positive comments above, you capture the angles and twists well and have a confident skill with drawing and shading... a good habit to get back to :thumbsup:
02-12-2012, 12:03 PM
Mariposa, You show a lot of skill, great eye
02-12-2012, 12:33 PM
thanks for showing your lovely work- you do ahve a good handle on it.
02-12-2012, 09:37 PM
I second all the comments above. I'd like to see what you can do with an extended figure session, say an hour to two hour pose. Geo
02-27-2012, 08:20 AM
I didn't realize that this thread had more comments added to it! Forgive me for not answering sooner. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful and kind comments. (Thank you giancarlo80 for bumping the thread, too! I am so flattered that you like my drawings.)
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