Thursday, August 21, 2008
The fabric of time
Here is an offering from this past Tuesday's life drawing session. I always enjoy drawing this model because she demands long sweeping lines, and she moves like a ballet dancer even when she's standing still.
I picked up some new paper and thought I'd give it a beating. It's from Fabriano and it has a delicate sharkskin tooth which promised to be hungry for pigment. It took on everything I threw its way, so I decided to challenge it on the last drawing of the night. I quickly established my placements to give myself maximum time to render. Then I decided to find out just how much of a pigment load this paper could take. To my surprise, the paper was still begging for more when I ran out of time.
We're going to start up a Thursday session at the studio as well. The plan is for these sessions to have a longer poses.
This paper is not off the hook just yet.