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#30×30, 2022, Day22: Figure Drawing Intensif! Day 2

June 22, 2022

Second day of watercolors with the live model.

Excellent model today. She set a few poses I haven’t seen before – which is actually pretty impressive. I’ve been going to figure drawing for 20 years on and off, so it’s pretty rare to see something new. She’s clearly a strong person – great core strength, rock solid poses, no slouching. I wonder if it’s because of the popularity of yoga? Who knows – but it makes for great sketching.

I know people will ask about this blue in here! Very normal question for watercolorists. We don’t do as much mixing of color as say, oil painters. people tend to go ‘straight out of the tube’ so, they’re always on the look out for new tubes :) This is Holbein’s Horizon Blue, which is a mix of PB15 PG7 PW6. < That’s Pthalo Blue, Pthalo Green and White, if I’m reading that correctly ]

In real life, it’s not quite as saturated. These are phone snaps taken in the classroom, so – not color corrected.

This (below) was the last one of the day. I was bit short for time, (got caught up waiting for other stuff to dry), so I spun out a quick cartoon. For some reason kind of like it :)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2022 8:37 AM

    Beautiful! So alive!

  2. June 22, 2022 9:18 AM

    Love the gesture of the poses, so free and expressive. Also the pops of the unusual blue serve to emphasize the skin tones and make it appear more alive. Great stuff!

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