Life Drawing: Jana who loves Tacos. Thursday Night, April 17, 2014
Thursday night. April 17, 2014.
It is now known among the other artists at the studio that I prefer longer poses (20 minute ones, preferably combined into a long fixed pose). There are others who prefer short poses instead. Due to our compromise tonight, there were no long continuous poses. I think that affected how I worked tonight. Short poses were more freeing. I was less meticulous and experimented more, being more loose with my strokes, knowing I am not building towards a final piece.
5 minute quick sketch for a short pose. I was still tentative.
5 minute pose. I barely manage to rub in a mid-tone before the modeling time was up.
20 minutes, seated.
15 minutes pose. I tend to shy away from using black charcoal coz I think it’s too assertive. Since we are having shorter poses tonight, I decided to try different things. Verdict: Vine charcoal still too assertive for a delicate figure like Jana.
5 minute pose. Some shading was just started within the short pose.
I appreciate Jana’s skill in turning the painting horse upside down, this way and that, to use as support for a variety of poses. Smart gal!
15 minute pose, resting on an upright painting horse. Cropped. Charcoal pencil, white charcoal and black vine charcoal.
This was her last pose for tonight. I liked this pose very much, even though my wakefulness at that time of the night began to falter and I did a subpar job on this good pose. This piece did not do justice to our classically elegant model. Somehow, however, I enjoyed the exaggerated squiggly curves.
Thank you Jana the ballerina for posing for us tonight. Thank you Medi for hosting our session and thank you to all the artists for an enjoyable creative evening together! – Jzin
About Medi’s FMA Art Studio in Costa Mesa, CA.
Life figure drawing sessions are free for new artists at Medi’s studio. This studio even provides monster boards, newsprints, charcoals to welcome the new folks. The fee for the 4 hour (7pm-10pm) life drawing session for the rest of us is $10. Medi sometimes even serve the artists bries, cheeses, crackers, hot organic teas and wines. We are well taken care of. Contact Medi (below) for more information if you would like to join us in Orange County, California. – Jzin
Medi Bendanna, Frame My Art Studio in Costa Mesa, California.
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About Jana, our model for this evening:
- Ballet and contemporary dance background.
- Loves tacos.
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