Life Class 3


Oil on paper 16"x12"

This was a 10 minute pose, and I was getting more used to the paper and colours. I noticed that other students were drawing the figure in isolation on the paper, but I always struck in some background however briefly, to stop the figure floating the air. This is important particularly with a seated or prone pose because of the way the flesh flattens to some degree at the point of contact. It’s the same with trees in landscape – they spread a bit as they touch the ground! Painting in some background also pulls the figure forward in the picture plane.

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~ by noelgarner on May 3, 2010.

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