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#30×30, 2022, Day 24: Figure Drawing Intensif! Day 4

June 23, 2022

Hey all! I’m going to post Day 24 early. It’s a little tight getting out to drawing class in the AM. I was almost late for the first set of poses (that’s why there’s a row of small heads in on the first page).

Here’s our rather amazing model for the morning session.

I was pretty impressed with this fellow’s physique. Of course I didn’t ask his age, but I’m going to guess he’s over sixty? To be honest, I’d put money on him being seventy. He did have a scar from a hip replacement. Though I hear it was a car vs bike accident. Either way, I’ve never been in his sort of shape at any age! Even if I did nothing else but work out for the next ten years, I doubt I could achieve this. This is the body of a lifelong athlete.

Frankly, it was an honor to make these drawings.

Yesterday I had *thought* I was going to come in and be super experimental. All free flowing and spontaneous. But – sitting there in front of today’s models – I found myself just making well observed portraits.

I suppose I feel, both our models had such gravitas, the least I could do was sketch them faithfully.

Here’s our afternoon fellow.

I did take two liberties here. In the first pose I drew him heroically. His portrait is pretty close actually, but I gave him a more chiseled build.

In the second pose, I felt the lighting on his face, and the fall of his hair, called for a leaner, more monastic build. Almost ghostly.

He said it’s exactly what he looked like 20 years ago :)

I had one little unfinished doodle left over – that 2″ head drawing. So I had some fun painting him as Geralt of Rivia. (The Witcher). He has that fantasy hero hair!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Cleveland M. Morris permalink
    June 24, 2022 9:54 AM

    Great, as always! Such an inspiration to keep at it. Thanks!

  2. Maureen Vermilya permalink
    June 25, 2022 4:46 PM

    These are amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Carolyn Jones permalink
    July 1, 2022 12:45 PM

    Terrific work!

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