Monday, July 30, 2012

Muscular Legs

Muscular legs. Or maybe just thick legs... I didn't ask. But since she's a wilderness guide, I'm guessing "muscular."

Drawing with a pencil or pencil-style charcoal provides a lot more control in drawing than vine-type or stick charcoal. In my case, I'm not at all sure that more control is a good thing.

Pencil on newsprint. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Draw Naked People

If you, or someone you know, suddenly find yourself drawing naked people, go to and select one or more of these artists' products. Not only are they useful and functional, they serve as a reminder that you're an artist. They can also serve as friendly warnings to others to not get naked or you might start drawing them.

Morning coffee is a good time to remind yourself of your mission in life.
A artist's bag for your art supplies. Because you never know when you'll stumble across naked people. Be prepared.

This shirt says you're an artist,  because . . .  who else draws naked people?

Warm-up Drawings

Most drawing sessions start with several 2-minute or 5-minute poses. I always think "That's not enough time! I'm gonna ruin a perfectly good clean sheet of newsprint." When I look through the sketchpad drawings later, the crude warm-ups are often more interesting than the longer poses and more detailed drawings.

Draw & Experiment

Original sketch.

Enlarged and enhanced for output to canvas.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Argos Gallery Life Drawing Group

The life drawing group that meets at Eli Levin's Argos Gallery is the longest continuing drawing group in Santa Fe. I first attended drawing sessions in Eli's east side studio in the mid-1980s. I didn't realize that the group had been going all this time without me.

Three-hour drawing sessions are now held at Eli's Argos Gallery on Luisa Street, on Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Saturday afternoons. If I can get permission from other artists in attendance, I'll photograph some of the  other drawings.

This model also posed for the Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Life Drawing class.

Short pose.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The last night

Drawings from the last night of the Summer 2012 SFCC (Santa Fe Community College) Continuing Education night class of Life Drawing. 

Instructor, Kevin Gorges.

Charcoal on newsprint, digital enhancement for output to canvas.

charcoal on newsprint