31 October 2011

Oily


So the varsity got us a semi-nude guy to draw! It's the first class of it's kind we have had the entire year, and cigarettes were smoked in the rain, in celebration. Everything about this piece is oily, the page, the sticks, the model himself (who spent 20 minutes oiling himself up and doing practice poses for his friend) and the "supplements" that give him great big muscles that struggle to hold a 5 minute pose.

I'm starting to get the hang of this pastel technique(breaking off +3cm pieces and blocking in tone with the side), although I know now that you can blend the buggers. I'm going to try that tonight at the ASA Drawing group, we're doing another long pose and this time maybe I will produce something that is almost a finished picture.

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