The Model II
17" x 10" - watercolour & intense pencils on paper - $30
This is the second figure drawing I recently did in an open life studio session, which today, 'coloured' with watercolour washes. Once upon a time I drew as 'realistically' as I could, and modelled or toned the drawings to look 3-dimensional - the way one learns in art school - but - for a long time now I haven't found that way of drawing or rendering the figure very satisfying, preferring instead to simplify or exaggerate and see what might happen creatively. It has to be fun. This is day number 23 in the 30 in 30 challenge.