Two Recent Drawings

Last week’s model……….. my choice was to draw the model from the back. Note this drawing was done with a pastel pencil on Strathmore 500 Charcoal paper



Another back study………. also pastel pencilLiza back PSP DSC_1578

It’s not common for me to use a pastel pencil, however it does allow some movement and picking up of the pigment. I often use charcoal or a red or blue colored pencil….. always coming back to charcoal due to the latter’s ability to redo passages until the major planes are defined……. at least the best that I can do on a given evening and with the allotted time, usually 30 to 40 minutes.

It’s about planes….

In drawing the figure one of the reasons we study anatomy, bones, muscles, surface landmarks etc is so that we can accurately (and convincingly) describe the human form. See here an example of planes of a reclining model. Note the beauty of the figure is not compromised by the planes.


 Stephanie Thirty Minute Pose 2