Saturday, December 8, 2007

Woman Leaving Kitchen and a revised nude



Despite what the statue looks like, I can't make the pose seem workable in pastel. Hmmm.

3 comments:

alek said...
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alek said...

it kind of depends on what you want to achieve. the kitchen drawing is great because of the lack of concern and i like the scene, that domed ceiling.
is the statue from your head?
because i'd suggest you look at the light rather than the form, imagine there is a light source draw a little arrow in your mind where its coming from and see the way it falls on your statue on the stone muscles of it.
if you make a still life as an exercise use a strong light source near it like a candle its a fun way to see the way things are built and it also allows you to strengthen your line, by deepening the form
sorry blah blah
chiaroscuro

Cooper Renner said...

Good points! I do wish I had a life-drawing class to work from, rather than photos (as in the case of the statue) or just sort of extrapolating from my own body or imagination. Chiaroscuro. What a great thing, no?