A place for artists who studied drawing in James McMullan's High Focus Drawing program at the School of Visual Arts to post and discuss drawings. What did you learn and what still resonates? What remains consistent and what (if any) deviations have had significant impact on you and your work as a professional?
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
July 16, 2011 part 2
These are probably 7 minute poses. Maybe 10 minutes. While I may be attracted to something more dramatic happening in the pose, I find I have to make sense of the model's legs in order for me to more convincingly address what the pose is "about." Too often, I get stuck in the specifics of the feet and knees and don't get much further than that. But for me, a big part of the fun in this is to figure out the specifics of the direction and compression in the knee and the particular way the feet are relating to the platform (compression and torque). I believe establishing those specifics in the drawing help exploit the drama of the pose in a more holistic manner.