Here are the final figure drawings from this semester’s figure drawing class. I do like these two drawings because I was finally comfortable doing something a little different.
I went back to conte for these last drawings because I have really enjoyed the range of values that I am able to get with a conte pencil without having to deal with all of the mess of charcoal. The background in the picture above was really critical to the whole composition.
Above is the very last drawing that I did for this class. And it was one of the only drawings which we got a little bit of a prompt for. My professor said to the class that we should make sure to include the face, hands, and feet in this last drawing. I had been doing this all along, and almost everyone of my drawings from the semester has contained the hands, feet, and face. But hearing the requirement spoken aloud gave me a new idea on how to compose the drawing. I took the body apart, and recomposed it in a new way that, while most of the torso has been omitted, still has the same feeling of volume and personality as the body in its original form. Too bad this breakthrough came to me on the last day of class. 😛