Sunday, December 21, 2008

Life drawing

Yesterday my esteemed hostess, Isabel, also an artist, invited me to their weekly life drawing session here in Ajijic, Mexico with a local model, whose name was Cruz. I haven't tried figure drawing for a long time and never really got much training in it. My results were quite disappointing. The last hour I gave up on the figure and did two graphite head sketches I liked. Each one is perhaps about 3" x 3".
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Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Jala I hope you weren't disappointed in these - they are very sensitive and beautiful. It's funny, but we do set ourselves up for disappointment when we expect that right out of the box we're going to do amazing work. If you haven't done figures in a while there's bound to be a time for you to get your sea legs. In the meantime... these are lovely.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Kelley! I liked these two head drawings (about half an hour each), but yeah, the figure drawing was pretty bad. But you're right--even my instructor told me that if she hasn't been practicing figure drawing for a while, hers gets kind of bad too. said...

These two are quite nice. I like them too.