This quick sketch of a muse paging through a book is a little offering to the Arts to help me keep focus as I direct myself toward a stronger understanding of the human form. It is important to work from life, but in-between or just because: why not focus on some masterworks? Either in sculpture at the local museum, or from sketches of the old masters, or old photo-shoots with models for commissions, or sporto mags, or ballet programs; just keep plugging along. Most of these are from 2007 when I was briefly lost in Kansas, or 2008 in the isolated wilds of Montana.
Drawn from a Hellenic torso in the Nelson Atkins art museum in Kansas City, MO.
If you look at the dates it becomes apparent that structural practice with the figure is an ongoing concern. The Hellenic torso is from way back in 2008 when I first bought the gray pens and thought I'd try them out.
Making an initial drawing with shades of gray, then following up with colored pens; reading along with Drawing From The Masters by Robert Beverly Hale.