Monday, May 08, 2006

Fat

fat
I feel uncomfortable with this post and this topic. I wish I had time to do a witty, funny take on this theme, but here's what I've got... a 20 minute sketch from a life drawing session of a very nice woman who could afford to lose a few pounds. Not funny, not witty. Just real.

10 comments:

vqueen said...

wow.

amazing work. i have to pick my jaw up from the floor. by the way, what program do you use for the digital ones?

Christine Lim Simpson said...

I love your sketch. Doesn't look digital at all to me. :)

Bron Smith said...

Very nice life drawing! It takes me back to my art school days.

michael dailey said...

great drawing dont need to be witty or funny if u can do this

Queen Tut said...

Very impressive sketch!

carla said...

I always admired people who were comfortable enough in their own skin to model for life drawing classes, especially when so many have "less than perfect" figures in the eyes of fashion and glamor. Nonetheless, they have a beauty of their own, as we all do! I love the "real" approach you took this week. I wasn't keen on this tpoic either.

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks for the comments, all.

I'm surprised you found me, because I couldn't get a thumbnail to upload...kept telling me the file size was too big (it was 6kb). Oh, well.

VQUEEN- I use Photoshop with a Wacom tablet for most of my digital work. I use Painter and Illustrator a bit, but Photoshop is my workhorse app.

Christine- This "Fat" sketch is charcoal, not digital. Haven't figured out yet how to make a digital sketch look this rough.

arvindh said...

your work is just phenomenal!!

Chrissie A said...

This is a beautiful drawing...simply gorgeous. I love the restraint you showed in line and tone--just enough to describe the figure.

I agree with carla about life drawing models--it takes a person who is truly comfortable in her/his own skin to do it well. And I have always found heavier models to be the most interesting to draw: all those wonderful folds and curves!

Jaimie said...

beautiful, striking drawing