Laura

Wednesday evening Laura was our model. She works at a famous Dutch museum, very interesting! In the second image I tried to sketch just a detail with charcoal and charcoal pencil and in the last one I only used charcoal, trying to make no lines. Just ‘painting’ with the side of the charcoal stick and wiping with my finger. That’s a total different experience…

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Mike, male model

Last Wednesday Mike was our model. We don’t have male models often, so it’s always a bit of a challenge to draw the different kind of features and musculature that the male figure has. Here are two of the sketches of Mike made with charcoal pencil:

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The last few days I was in Scorze, Italy not far from Venice and saw the beautiful sculptures you find at the Villa’s. I did draw some of them; they’re so patient 🙂 Will be blogging about that soon.

Maria-Louisa

A beautiful model from Italy posed for us last Sunday. She is a ballet dancer and very petite, I found it not so easy to sketch her features. Plus it was some time ago since I joined our drawing session; I chose to go back to simple lines with charcoal pencil. Like usual, poses vary between 5 and 10-15 minutes. Here are 3 of the sketches. In the 2nd sketch I added some color with chalk.

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(about 40/50cm)

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(20/35cm)

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(30/25cm)

Some things seem to have changed on wordpress; a couple of the earlier drawings don’t have the zoom option anymore. I hope these will have that again.