Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Figure Drawing.

For a little more than two months now, Bá started attending live figure drawing sessions, and it's refreshing to be able to exercise this side of the artistic creation. Most poses would be only one minute long, with some three or four minutes exceptions. In this time frame, it's impossible to think too much, to analyze, and it's much more a matter of putting pen to paper and seeing what appears. Even the mistakes have to be incorporated into the drawing, for you have no time to erase, and Bá uses just some pens so he wouldn't erase even if he could.

I'm amazed at the complexity James Jean does his sketches, and at the same time it's fun to watch Bá's pictures, fast and energetic, and both capture the essence of the gesture, all the curves and folds and imperfections. It doesn't really matter your style. Everybody has something to learn and absorb when figure drawing.

What is the most fun in most figure drawings is how much we learn drawing those who will deviate from the current model of beauty or perfection, as they give you much more lines to work with, much more curves, and you realize how how much real all your drawings will get when you start to practice on the full range of the visual spectrum.

It's not necessary to do figure drawing, but it's good to be able to do it. If you have done it, you'll know how much you enjoyed, or how much you suffered, only showing how much you need it. At art school, it was one of my favorite classes (and I always drew an old lady with tits down to her knees - literary!), and I missed it for a long time, and it's good to be able to do it again.


cazsh said...

nice drawings. I totally agree with how fun it is.

Unknown said...

Yeah it is pretty fun to do, I just wonder how would my friend Tadalafil would do this, he is not a bad artist but is more likely to draw landscapes than people.

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