Last Sunday Irene from Italy modeled for us. Instead of working with pencil I will limit myself for some time to charcoal and some water-color. The grey paper is not really suitable for it, but good enough for experimenting.
An older post from my Gallery: This one I found back today, was made somewhere in 2005 (in pastel in about 10 min?). Barbara, the daughter of a sculptress. She was beautiful and strong, no one would mess with her. The lines are too thick I think, but maybe I’ll blend them into a background one day.
Sometimes you feel that you can’t get anything right, especially when you try to work with new material or techniques. First you think: well this is fun – and after a while you feel confused and can’t get anything right on your paper/canvas. At least, that is how it often goes for me and every time I realize I don’t practice enough. One or two days a week is nothing. Yesterday evening I went back to pencil and eraser. That still didn’t work until the last pose. It was 15 minutes, but I worked a bit longer on the shadow. It was a led class, so I got some good tips, corrected the right leg and added more background.
I remember one of our seasoned fellow artists; he only had a little sketchbook, a pencil and some water-color in his pocket, sat down somewhere, spit in his hand and started to create little master pieces. But then again: I think he woke up every day with a pencil/brush in his hand…