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.
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.