Life Drawing Male Model

So these drawing turned out really well. I’m thinking that maybe drawing a male model is the reason the drawings went so well. Or it could be that the male model was older.

I have had so many session drawing young women, which I know for a fact is much more difficult than an aged person. Women in general have more graceful curves that are really hard to match and when a person is young there are not very many landmarks to work with, just a lot of perfect skin.

Life Drawing Male Model, warmup
Warmup page
Life Drawing Male Model, 1.5 minute gestures
1.5 minute gestures

It’s interesting here, I can see that I progressed nicely with these gestures getting better with each one as I warmed up. It seem that even if I do a warmup page I still need some time to get going with a few gestures.

Life Drawing Male Model, 5 minute poses
5 minute poses

I started drawing a bit more loose, yet at the same time more accurately. It’s hard to explain but I wasn’t worried too much about  perfect lines, but more on the placement of the lines for proportion, I was also thinking about line weight. Varying the line weight definitely makes for a more interesting drawing.

Life Drawing Male Model, 15 minute pose
15 minute pose
Life Drawing Male Model, 15 minute pose
15 minute pose
Life Drawing Male Model, 30 minute portrait
30 minute portrait

Sigh… Portraits area still difficult for me. I just need to work on them more. The male model was fully clothed for this pose so I focused on his head.

Life Drawing Male Model, 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

This was quite a good pose the model looked as though he was in pain, lit with high contrast and on a red sheet. It would have made for an interesting painting.

Life Drawing Male Model, 30 minute pose
30 minute pose

My last drawing was the best of the night.

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