26.2.07

More Sketchbook Saturday

A couple sketches of Anna. Both from a series of photos I took of her while she was kneeding bread. These are far from "accurate" but at least in the top one I'm finally moving away from pen/ink for a change.



edit: I've posted a whole bunch of Life Drawing in the Flight Forum. Most of it is from over the summer. Most of it is the "undraped figure," so be forwarned.

5 comments:

John Herreid said...

Cool stuff. I learned more in the first month of intensive figure drawing than I had in a year of copying from photos. Especially from doing the "quick-studies". (2-5 minute poses)

I have a bunch of studies I've done at home--I could upload to my own site and put up a link for the interested, though I'd have to photograph it all first, since I drew them in a large-sized pad.

Ben said...

Yeah, it's SO HELPFUL.

these were from a wide range of poses. 5-20 minutes. They were mostly larger than the scannerbed, so I photographed all these and it really didn't take long at all. Quicker than scanning now that I think on it. I had to adjust the levels, but even that was no big work.

Abigail said...

I like the top one a lot - the shadows and lights are really nice, very soft.

regina doman said...

Beautiful, Ben.

Patrick said...

Yes, beautiful, but it's "kneads," not "kneeds."