lifedrawing 280916

lifedrawing 280916

lifedrawing 280916

Client: Self Directed

Disciplines: XL Graphite

Another dancer, Paul this time and he is every bit as amazing as Kia. This was 2 sketches from a series of yoga poses/stretches, really lovely shapes and brilliant muscle tone. Continuing with my theme from before the Summer, I've used XL graphite blocks to lay down tones, then used a combination of the edge of the blocks and a charcoal pencil to suggest the direction the planes of the body are moving in. The separated lines seem to give the picture a bit of tension, but the bending down pose shows you can take it slightly too far, so blocking in areas roughly without direction seems to give it a bit more balance.

 

Going forward, I want to continue with the Matisse style cutting out shapes at home, but would love to somehow incorporate the lines suggesting direction. It could be a bit of a disaster mixing up the two, but we'll see!