Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday Night Portrait

I also belong to another figure drawing group that meets on Wednesday night. This painting was from last week. This group is different in that the poses are shorter. We start with a series of 1 or 2 minute poses and work up to longer ones, generally not longer than 20 minutes. I will draw the shorter poses in pencil and then switch to watercolour for the longer ones, although I have been trying to work on my drawing more lately.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tuesday Night Portrait

You win some, you lose some!

This is from last week's session; I've done better.

It is interesting that some look good at the time you are doing them and some don't and then when you look back at them, it is often the reverse.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This is another portrait painted at my regular Tuesday evening session.

As I was just starting out to draw the figure I noticed how the line of the shirt front (where it buttons) makes a nice subtle curve which starts at the top of the head and follows down the neck and down the shirt.

This forms a good gesture line for the portrait.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Here is my latest painting from a regular Tuesday night figure group.