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.
I’m thinking about trying a few oil sketches based on the drawings.
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.
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I find the type of lighting you describe to be helpful, too. Thanks for posting these.
Thanks, Alan. It’s really a lot about the light. Think of the figure as a sort of landscape, and you’re there.
Beautiful images. I particularly like the last one. You captured so much in so short a time.