Category Archives: Life Drawing

Life Drawing, Spring 2016

Life Drawing, May 22, 2016 Prismacolor Nu-pastels on toned paper

Life Drawing, May 22, 2016
Prismacolor Nu-pastels on toned paper, 18″ x 24″

I have mentioned my new life drawing adventure a few times, and finally here is some of it! I joined an open Sunday session (12:30-3:30) at the local art center. I only managed to make it to 7 of the first 10 sessions, but have just completed day one of the next 10.

The colorful fellow above was actually wearing a black hat and tuxedo jacket (with regular brown cigar), but I was trying out my Prismacolor Nu-pastels and wanted to use more colors. He’s a sort of naughty Willy Wonka I suppose (though not on purpose). :D

The next one is from my third 3-hour session with the Nu-pastels. This time it’s a bit of a Hindu goddess aesthetic rather than a Wonka one.

Life Drawing June 5, 2016 Prismacolor Nu-Pastels on toned paper, 18" x 24"

Life Drawing June 5, 2016
Prismacolor Nu-Pastels on toned paper, 18″ x 24″

The next is a portrait, so not exactly figure drawing. I probably spent more time on the hair than anything. This took three hours and I am pretty happy with it.

Life drawing June 12, 2016 18" x 24", graphite

Life drawing June 12, 2016
18″ x 24″, graphite

And finally, this week’s figure using the full three hours. I didn’t show you all my attempts, but suffice it to say even a few weeks of practice can make a big difference!

LD June 12 2016

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