Came up with the idea to paint a crow with black orchids last summer and have been working off and on with it. This weekend I worked on it some more and it’s getting closer to being finished.
Below is the painting of a crow and black orchids.
We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately and it looked like it was going to be another wet day. But the clouds just hung overhead and I didn’t have to drive to and from the drawing workshop in the rain.
The model we had was a regular model that I’ve drawn many times before. I think I got one drawing that I really liked from today’s drawing session.
Below is a 20 minute 2-color charcoal drawing on toned paper.
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Overcast day this Sunday. I was planning to do some archery after the workshop but it looked like some heavy rain was going to come down so I cancelled it.
But today’s life drawing workshop turned out pretty good for me. The two minute warm-up ink drawings came out better than I expected. I also got a couple of drawings from the longer 20 minute poses that I thought were worthy of posting.
Below are two twenty-minute charcoal drawings on toned paper.
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Today we remembered Yoko, a very respected and well loved fellow artist, with a luncheon after the figure drawing session. Yoko ran the Sunday life drawing workshop diligently for over 30 years. She passed away a few weeks ago.
It was a huge turnout, the most people I’ve ever seen in that drawing room at one time in all the years that I’ve been there. There were artist friends that I met there about 30 years ago that don’t attend the workshop anymore but showed up for this day. It was just great to see them again.
The food was great and more than enough for everyone. Kudos for Scott G. for putting together this luncheon.
But there was a figure drawing session first and we had one of our favorite models. His poses are just amazing. He has a way of contorting his body in many different angles.
Below are three of the twenty-minute poses that I drew with charcoal on toned paper.
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