Conte Crayon on Paper
It’s nearly the end of my semester teaching basic drawing. We have four sessions with a model to culminate the term. I do my demos and offer examples and advice and then to keep from hovering too much I draw with my students. I am too antsy to just hang back so I need to be doing something to keep myself in check. There is a fine line between being helpful and just being a pain in the ass.
I am always amazed at how much one can leave out and still have a well perceived drawing. The contour on the arm on the right is nearly completely absent. However the implied edge is quite unmissed.
December 9, 2010
Flowers and Fierceness
Oil on Panel, 10×8″
This woman has appeared in several other paintings on this blog. She has a particularly fierce look here that belies the flower pattern in the background. I don’t know if it was there or not. It’s just the way it came out. It may have changed if I’d had a second session with it but I only had one opportunity to work on this. I don’t know if I should touch the corner of her mouth and alter the attitude presented here or just let the expression I’ve indicated stand.
December 5, 2010