14 May 2009
Long-Pose Head Drawing
Today's post is a long-pose head drawing from life. The pose was 9 hours long (3 hours x 3 days), which provided plenty of time to carefully study proportions and features. It's a relaxing way to draw from life. The class is taught by Stan Prokopenko, who also taught another long head drawing class I took about 6 months ago. I think this drawing shows improvement compared to drawings I did for that class (see Portraits from Photos I, II, and III). It feels more natural and energetic to me, too, compared to those drawings from photos.
My main purpose here was to practice value and edge control to improve facial rendering, so I didn't bother finishing other areas. Since mastering art is something of a numbers game, I figured better to move on to the next drawing.
Zara, 2009, 13 x 10, graphite on bristol board