Ink Sketches


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Was looking at some sumi ink sketches from three life drawing workshops and decided to post some of them. These are two-minute warm up poses that we draw at the start of the workshop.


Life Drawing Workshop – 5/28/17


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I like drawing this particular model. I think someone said he studies classical poses and uses them when he models for a life drawing class. For some reason his looks reminds me of Van Gogh. A woman next to me said he reminds her of paintings of satyrs. But we both agree that his mustache is very interesting.

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Life Drawing Workshop – 5/7/17


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Today’s model is one of my favorites to draw. He’s not muscular but he’s large boned with angular, well defined surface areas. You don’t have that smooth roundness that you see in a lot of female models so he has more interesting surface areas to work with.

Below are two, twenty minute drawings in the aux deux crayons (two chalks) style.

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Life Drawing Workshop – 3/19/17


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Not a cloud in the sky today. After a few weeks of rainy weather and vog we get the perfect sunny weather this weekend. It was also a nice day to do some life drawing from a live model.

Below is a 10 minute charcoal drawing.

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Below are two 20 minute aux deux crayons drawings.

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Life Drawing Workshop – 2/19/17


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In these types of drawing, whether it’s a three color chalk drawing, or aux deux crayons (two colors), I want to try to make use of the paper color more.


Life Drawing Workshop – 2/12/17


Football season is over and now maybe I can start going regularly to the Sunday life drawing workshop.

Today’s model was just fine. She was tall, lithe, athletic looking. The attendance was great, too, maybe about 35. The model even came by and took pictures of my drawings during one of the breaks.

Everything was just great, except that drive home when there was almost a massive pile up when everyone suddenly slowed down, some coming to a screeching halt, because some road crew was removing debris by the side of the road and closed off one lane.

So anyway, I was pretty happy with today’s results.

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