Drawing of Half-turned Figure from the Back

This drawing features a female half-turned figure from the back. She's standing with one arm on her hip, and the other one relaxed along her side. Her head is turned in the same direction, towards the viewer. It is drawn from a life model with charcoal on toned gray paper. 2019

Half-turned Figure Charcoal Drawing

I really like the pose in this figure charcoal drawing. The model is half-turned, which create a very dynamic feel for the drawing. The figure is grounded and well detailed, apart from the face. Overall, it's a solid drawing and can serve as a base for a more finished work.

Standing Figure from a Side Drawing

Here, the model is positioned at an angle, so that her back and side are visible. She stands with all her weight on one leg, and the other one is relaxed. Model's hand is resting on her head, but it seems as if her back limbs disappear into nothingness. 2019

Female Figure Gesture Drawing

In this gesture drawing, female figure stands with all her weight on the right leg, and the left leg is used for balance. Most often, I use willow charcoal for gesture, but here I also used conte. I like the pose, but some things could be improved. I left the right leg unfinished, and I … Continue reading Female Figure Gesture Drawing

Female Figure Sitting in the Chair

Here's another sanguine drawing of a female figure. This time, she's sitting in a chair. I like the upward direction the pose is giving to the drawing, but I'm not entirely happy with the chair perspective. Still, it's a good practice drawing and I think I captured the gesture of the pose well. I used … Continue reading Female Figure Sitting in the Chair

Sanguine Drawing of Sitting Female Figure

All of the previous gesture drawings I posted were done with charcoal. But here's a sanguine drawing! Most of the time, I use willow or vine charcoal for gesture drawing. Occasionally, I use sanguine such as Pipo's chalk or Conte. It is a less forgiving material, but I do like the look and it allows … Continue reading Sanguine Drawing of Sitting Female Figure

Portrait Drawing Workshop 2018

I've been an artist my entire life, but I have never seriously considered drawing or painting people. I did try several times when I was in school, but I would not call those artworks a serious portrait. Ever since I learned about the Society of Figurative Arts, I have been challenging myself with more serious … Continue reading Portrait Drawing Workshop 2018