|Study of Val, torso, and buttocks|
Conte on Arches tinted paper
16" x 20
|I always end up covered in my medium!|
It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, so I was able to rest and get some figure studies done. I was able to do some preliminary sketches, and then a larger drawing, in Conte, on tinted Arches paper. I've been working out some other compositions and studies for a few shows that I have coming up -- one, rather quickly, and I feel that I was still dragging "tail" a bit this month, and I'm not quite sure why. I am in the capstone session of my Master's degree program, and that is a ton of work, so that could be why as well.
I really enjoy drawing, and decided it was important to focus the figure for the next several weeks while working out this composition for these new paintings. I can't divulge what they are until the show curators give the go-ahead, so I will be quietly working on them until the appropriate time for them to be "unveiled" by the group. Sounds very mysterious, but I assure you, on my end, it's not, haha.
So, I'll leave you with these photos of today's afternoon session. And, I'm never happy unless I am covered in my medium -- when I'm drawing. I am a bit of a sculptor while drawing the figure, so getting charcoal covered is normal and kind of fun for me ;-)
Yes, these are the strange things that make an artist happy!