Another week of Figure Class under my belt.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 4:43 PM
long pose after being taught how to approach

Oh that key lime pie was good yesterday!  Glad you all savored it along with me.  I went out for a 4 mile run this morning to work off those calories.  Much better to have virtually enjoyed it!

Another week of figure class come and gone.  I feel like I am learning so much but applying so little!  This week began with doing contour drawings after our gesture warm ups.  I won't be posting too many gestures as you all have the idea.  If you click on the drawing above it will take you to the set of drawings from figure class.  I added 8 new ones from this week.  

The contour was fun but difficult to do.  She didn't want us outlining but rather to use a calligraphic line to move through the figure from one place to another.  The first exercises were total blind contour but then we progressed to peeks at the paper but mostly keeping our eyes on the model.  My final sketch that day I felt like I didn't do what she was asking so I didn't even put it up for a critique.

Today we continue with the idea of contour drawing and including using the basics from the previous weeks:  spirit line, stick figure, filling in volume with the wire form or smoke ribbons.  I had a hard time today and got so frustrated at myself.  She stepped in and began a drawing for me and then it clicked what she was teaching.  I did much better with my drawing after that.  The above is what I did after her private mini lesson with me.

Work the next two days and then I really have to get going on my master studies, two which are due on the 26th.  


  1. Sandy Says:

    Wow, I think this looks great.


  2. Ai Says:

    It looks like fun drawing exercise.

  3. oh my. I'm going to check the others now! I love seeing your progress class after class. thanks so much for sharing! have a wonderful week Marta. Hugs and best wishes, martín.

  4. bec Says:

    nice work!

    AND.. that keylime pie is making my mouth water....yum

  5. I'm leaving my third comment and this time I hope it stays! A great drawing here Marta, you have added the volume very nicely! good luck with the master studies.

  6. Anita Davies Says:

    Oh Marta, a whole week of figue drawing...I AM SOOOOOOO JEALOUS!!!
    Don't worry about all you have learned showing in your work, I have a theory that while so much is going in, the brain is busy making notes and filing. I bet you'll see eveything come together after a little space and all those lessons will suddenly become so apparent! ;)

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