Dec 102021

life drawing, four figures, pen and ink with washclick for larger

A few pages from a recent life drawing session. Feeling a bit cavalier, I went straight in with brush pen, a risky business that requires lots of attention and careful mark making. Above are five minute poses, with the ink pushed around with a brush and water to give tone and roundness to the forms.

life drawing of seated model in ink with wash

These two are longer poses, ten, or maybe fifteen minutes. Counter-intuitively, more time often does not make the drawings better, as I have more time to fidget, fiddle, and pay undue attention to the small details that aren’t essential to the pose. Time constraints force a drawing to be concise, I was lucky to not ruin these by overworking them.

life drawing of reclining model, in pen and ink with wash