The model for this session had great poses for the one and two minute gesture drawing at Spring Street. I think he was sort of new at it and this is one of the more fun things about drawing from life to me. He was trying really hard to make interesting poses that were very gestural and expressive. I always appreciate when the model tries so hard and then I feel as if now I have this responsibility to depict these difficult poses as accurate as possible!
Of course when it got to the larger poses that is when it got interesting. He could hold the pose all the way through on some of them. Everyone that was drawing seemed to understand and no one looked perplexed by his short poses sometimes.
What I like to do in these cases is try to predict how far a model's arm will droop from the original start, or at what point they give up on the pose. I've seen enough to know when they will have a problem. I don't do it to bust their balls or complain, it's just a mental exercise I have going through my head to see how well I understand the figure and how it behaves.
Opening at MF Gallery
213 Bond St.
JUNE 15, 6-10pm
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Have a good Easter/Passover or month.
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If you'd like to commission me for a painting... Portraits with my surreal aesthetic only. The face you have and my paint brushes! Estimated turnaround 3 months. Shorter will cost more. Contact me now.
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