Wednesday, February 6, 2008

That Figures



I've been working again on my figure drawings. The Yahoo Group Classical Figure Drawing is now working on torsos. I wanted to work larger and freer then on my earlier drawings so used a larger sketchbook and charcoal, instead of pencil. Also refused to use an eraser except for a little clean up after I had finished. I am pretty happy with these. They really pushed me out of my safe comfort zone. In fact, it amazes me how much I am enjoying these studies now.

The study above and below here were drawn using pictures in the book Artistic Anatomy by Paul Richer.


The drawing above is after Michelangelo, a true master. Mine is not so masterful but it is inspiring to see work such as his and to learn from it.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Thanks for visiting!

6 comments:

Brenda Y said...

Wow, Susan! Your enjoyment of figure drawing simply GLOWS through these!! I am especially interested in how you are learning the skeletal lines as well as the muscular.

Susan's Scribbles said...

Thanks Brenda. It is an exciting new world for me. I never thought I would enjoy figure studies this much!

Wendy said...

Hi Susan,
These are amazing. I find figure drawing the most difficult. I have tagged you. I couldn't see where you had been tagged before and I was looking for someone interesting. The rules will be on my blog shortly (I've been tagged twice in a week!)

Joan Y said...

Ok Susan, you are seriously making me envious. You are an inspiration to me each and every day and for that, I've awarded you the You Make My Day Award. :) Check out my blog for more info. Congrats!

caseytoussaint said...

Nice work, Susan. I've been working hard on improving my figure drawing too - I didn't realize that thee was a yahoo group dedicated to this stuff. I'll have to check it out...

Brian said...

Nice work. I'm glad to see my little group turned out to be of use to someone after all. I'll probably only get around to making some drawings for the current project by next week.

Brian (from ClassicalFigureDrawing group)