Long poses.

I find quick sketch to be more like an aerobic workout and long pose to be like meditating. Yesterday was a very fruitful lesson in long pose study where I really started to enjoy myself immensely. This is probably the most accurate and ‘beautiful’ line drawing I have done yet, over 4 hours.

It was hugely satisfying midway through the session to discover that getting an accurate line down on the paper was pretty much a journey in itself, of finding the proper line in a midst of possibilities of other lines. It’s like deciphering something, you slowly get closer and closer to the goal and then boom, you land on the right line.

As my teacher says, you don’t want to just draw a person, you want to draw THAT person, sitting on that thing, at THIS time. Specificity!


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