TJ is tall, lean and dark. And a great subject to draw. These poses were around 20 to 30 mins.
TJ is new to life modeling and he did a great set of poses. The challenges of tone and light that come with drawing dark skin made this a fascinating session.
This was the first of a set of quite short poses with an emphasis on the model’s hands.
This was one of a set of shortish poses with an emphasis of hands.
Steve’s light, laconic penwork sometimes falls short when it comes to a head of hair. Hair varies enormously but it is an important aspect of a portrait in what it both shows and hides the shape of the head. Even when it has no styled shape to speak of it usually has bulk which needs to be shown. And even when the style is wild and ragged, it can be seen as lines which can be followed out and down from the crown thereby revealing bulk.