Saturday, May 15, 2010

Life Drawing

Yesterday we went to a vendors fair just down the road in a nearby town for the day. We sold a couple of books and a few prints and generally had a good day out. For me it was a great opportunity to do some life drawing. I had my sketchbook with me and couldn't help noticing all the terrific poses the people around me were hitting while the were browsing.  We have recently returned to traditional life drawing - in a studio with a model - and I was very eager to maintain the drawing momentum with these would be models. Many of the drawings are of women and the simple reason for that is that many of the patrons at this show were women. This is of course fine with me because I find women much more fun and interesting to draw ;) You may have also noticed that many of the poses are seen from the back or side. This is because I like to remain discreet while drawing in public. It's just easier that way - no explanations or apologies.


BlacknickSculpture said...

Glad to hear you had a good outing Larry. The pose of the woman with the shoulder bag in the top photo looks so natural! Really well done.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Along with your fluid naturalism, one thing that continues to impress me with your countless sketch pages is the harmony of the pages themselves. The grouping and overlapping of figures and faces come together in seemingly random yet harmonious placement. Each sketch itself is a delight, but then builds into a group dynamic.

And your surface modeling, though simple and not fussy, captures character in each pose.

There I go again, gushing, but I dunno Larry, you're pretty good at this stuff.

tinypearl5758 said...

Hi Larry, I love your third page of sketches. You have captured some great attitudes. I love the kid leaning on the wall. The old man, and the kid walking with his back to us, I could go on and on.

Well done, as always. xxx

Larry MacDougall said...

Blacknick and Tiny Pearl - Thanks !

Larry MacDougall said...

Thomas - Thanks so much :)

Craig Phillips said...

These are really nice studies. They make me want to go out in the street and draw. Inspiring pages as always Larry. Just beautiful.