Once a year, the dead come back to life and update their social media. If you believe that sort of thing.
Today’s post is from my archives; a quick sketch using watercolors and a brush on a scrap piece of bristol board.
Here’s another portrait sketch that I later turned into a watercolor. Our model that day is a radio personality and also has a business impersonating Mark Twain.
Our local arts community was recently hit with the sad news of the sudden and unexpected passing of one of our stalwart figure models.
He was a regular for many years, and posed for quite a few schools and art groups in the region. A soft spoken and humorous man, he sometimes drew with us on nights that he was not working.
This is a couple of ten minute sketches drawn almost exactly a year ago. He is and will be greatly missed as a friend, fellow artist and model.
and a self portrait. That’s me just to the upper right of center, above the model’s reflected back. To the upper left of center is Charlie, a colleague and a regular at figure drawing workshop, and beside him, watching with a critical eye, is a plaster bust of George Washington. This is a fun 45 minute pencil drawing from my sketch book. I might turn this one into a more finished piece, since there is plenty of detail in it.
Here’s a ten minute drawing from the figure drawing workshop at The Goggleworks in Reading, Pa.
Here’s a three minute drawing, straight outta my sketch book. This was drawn from one of the lovely models who pose at The Art Establishment in Bethlehem, Pa.
The exotic beauty of this model has me placing her in positions of ancient royalty whenever I do a finished rendering of one of her poses.
This is a twenty minute pose drawn of a great model whom we unfortunately no longer see. It was sketched on the back of a scrap piece of Bristol board.
Another year on and our morbid merrymakers are at it again. This time it looks like they’ve decided to carry on closer to home. Weird things happen on All Hallows Eve, so take care if you decide to pass through a graveyard tonight. And, if by chance, you like that sort of thing, bring your dancing shoes.