Figure Drawing: May, 2015

Laura Charles

Illustrator, Artist, & Incurable Doodler

Draw­ings from my last fig­ure draw­ing ses­sion — Again, a great model with a strong figure and sense of expression. As usual, we started out with fast poses for ges­ture draw­ing, and then the last hour and a half we had just one pose. I decided to do a portrait for the last session, but I feel like the final piece is too unfinished, and I didn’t take quite enough time in the measuring stages. I wish I’d had another couple of hours with her, she had such beautiful structure and expression in her face. Because of that, I think that my 15 minute pose drawings are actually the strongest pieces from this session.

“The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing.”

MARJANE SATRAPI