Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nude Figure Studies, Longer Poses

These were drawn from our live model at Open Studio.
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin


http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I like the back drawing with the suggested foot and the reclining pose in which you handled the perspective so well. It is easy to make a mess of reclining poses.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Oh boy, yes indeed those reclining poses can indeed be challenging, especially when it comes to drawing the head and face. I think perhaps one reason is that we're more used to seeing and drawing faces and figures in upright positions.

Reducing the task to abstract shapes and shadows helps me figure out what to draw for those reclined shapes.