Friday Figures: A Few Small Gestures

Stretched across the page, resting. Pencil on Rives BFK 11" x 15". 6 minute pose.
Stretched across the page, resting. Pencil on Rives BFK 11″ x 15″. 6 minute pose, I think. It’s all a blur.

Did these drawings using only a single strong light on a stand. Room lights shut off, blinds closed, drawing in semi-darkness. You can really see the figure that way. A single light source, simplicity itself. Every pose starkly beautiful.

Stretched across the page, looking up, one knee raised. Pencil on Rives BFK 11" x 15". This, I think, was a 3 minute pose.
Stretched across the page, looking up, one knee raised. Pencil on Rives BFK 11″ x 15″. This, I think, was a 3 minute pose.

I’m thinking about trying a few oil sketches based on the drawings.

On side, back view, one hand under her head. Pencil on Rives BFK 11" x 15". Another 3 minute pose.
On side, back view, one hand under her head. Black nail polish helped pinpoint the fingertips in the drawing. Pencil on Rives BFK 11″ x 15″. Another 3 minute pose.

I have a bunch more of these from the same session, but it’s time to go sit out on the porch with Ant Man and a glass of wine and enjoy the end of the day. I’ll keep scanning and posting. Something to look forward to.

Resting on crossed arms against the seat of an orange armchair. Not that you'd know if I hadn't mentioned it. Pencil on Rives BFK 11" x 15", 6 minute pose.
Resting on crossed arms against the seat of an orange armchair. Not that you’d know it. Pencil on Rives BFK 11″ x 15″, 6 minute pose.

Happy Friday.

3 thoughts on “Friday Figures: A Few Small Gestures

    1. zeladoniac says:

      Thanks, Alan. It’s really a lot about the light. Think of the figure as a sort of landscape, and you’re there.

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