Figure Friday Returns


This lovely and talented model continues to challenge us in figure drawing workshop with the most relaxed looking poses. Here’s my interpretation of one she held for ten minutes. A word of appreciation for our figure models is in order. Even though these poses look relaxed, they are actually a strain on the model, especially when “locked in”, that is, holding a position without moving. It takes physical stamina and discipline to stay still for extended periods of time, qualities very much appreciated and respected by us artists. It isn’t as easy as it looks.

Watercolor wash on Arches paper.

2 thoughts on “Figure Friday Returns

  1. Mark, you are amazing at what you do. I really appreciate the fact that you know some poses are painful it’s true some of them really are, but it’s still up to the artist to capture what they see and YOU are incredible HAPPY FRIDAY!

  2. I second Mark’s admiration of the model, without whom we’d lose some of the most interesting a beautiful subject matter. Thanks, Amber, and thanks to all the men and women who have stood still for a heck of a lot longer than I ever could.

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