20 minute pose 18" x 24" vine charcoal on toned paper
Over the summer I did some figure drawing. It was a nice change of pace from working from photos or still lifes. I enjoyed the shorter poses, even feeling 20 minute drawings were too long. Given the opportunity to have the model stay in the same pose, most times I decided to start anew. Call it impatience or lack of stamina, but I think I was just trying to capture a freshness and not overwork things. Also I think there is something to be said for starting slowly and getting everything in the right place before you polish thing up.