Monday, February 23, 2009
Portrait of Jim Lucey
Here's another life drawing I was very happy with.
It's as much a portrait study as a figure drawing.
I have gotten to know the model, Jim Lucey, very well over the years.
I don't think a connection with the model is essential to create a good drawing, but it certainly seems to help me.
Jim is particularly good at holding his pose, and he would concentrate very hard on keeping his eyes and his expression fixed too. Unfortunately, some life models tend to let their eyes drift all over the place.
I used red wax stubby crayon, and white chalk on Ingres paper for this one. The thick stubby crayon stops me getting involved with too much finicky detail.