Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Catching Up On Life Drawing Sketches

A busy time last week and the beginning of this week, so I am a little bit behind in posting.  Art Bash, Art League North's offering to the Tulip Festival festivities, opened Friday evening to a great and supportive group of neighbor's and friends.  The economy must be perking up a tad, as there were a few sales, two of which were mine!  Thank you, local art lovers!

I didn't post last week's life drawing sketches, because I wasn't too excited about them, even though I always learn something and appreciate the experience.  I am not sure how "experienced" last week's model was ... not too inspiring, but she was fun to sketch in her silky black slip.  Her naturally curly hair and the filigree on her slip were fun to draw with my Doc Martin Hydrus Watercolor droppers.

Yesterday, Burt posed, and I like the results more.  I especially like the one with the sweat pants.  It seems to capture more the moment and the character.  

Too blue ... Avatar or Smurf?


RH Carpenter said...

I like all of these - and think that top one is a winner, even if the model wasn't that inspiring :)

Dee Doyle said...

Thanks, Rhonda,

I DO like her slip. It's really a luxury to go to life drawing as I learn so much whoever is up there. Nic to hear from you!

Ruth Armitage said...

Love the Hydrus dropper line work.... very nice!

Jane said...

Great figures and lovely looseness, all of them are beautiful.

Dee Doyle said...

Ruth, Thanks for your comment. I have a whole love-hate thing going with the Hydrus Watercolors. Mostly love, but wish I could handle them better!

Dee Doyle said...

Thank you, Jane! The looseness comes from not being able to "control" the Hydrus Watercolor droppers as well as I would like. They are really intense colors, and I just "drag" the droppers. I don't squeeze them, but they are still VERY intense. Try them!