Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Figure Drawing

Here are some sketches from a figure drawing workshop I attended last week. My illustration style is rooted in realism, and sketching from life helps me keep a fresh perspective. The human body is so complex it's mind-boggling, and working from a model is humbling. The more I observe and sketch from life the truer my illustrations will be... Well, that's my theory.

Sometimes the model assumes a pose that leaves me with nothing but a head of hair to draw. When this happens I turn my attention to the other artists in the room. FYI: The gent in the hat is actually drawing with a Wacom tablet and a laptop!


John B. Watson said...

Cool figure drawings! Implying a light source with shading adds a lot to the sketches. The sketches of your fellow artists are at least as interesting as the ones of the official model. Great expressions on those guys.

Mrs. Chili said...

I was a model for a drawing group for a while. I think I still have some of the sketches that folks did of me.

You want to know what's humbling? Being naked in front of 12 strangers! YIKES!

Lab Cat said...

I wouldn't even know where to start! These are great sketches.