New Year's Nude
Post #1272 • January 8, 2009, 12:20 PM • 45 Comments
People who maintain a figure drawing practice know what happens when they stop for a while: they are treated to a festival of agony upon returning. My last session was in October. One abandoned drawing, much erasure, and a fair amount of head slapping finally produced the above, executed in ink using a brush. No amount of color correction would bring it close to the original, unfortunately - something about the color orange refuses to cooperate with the screen. The ink is chocolate in hue, the paper closer to sherbet than tangerine. Getting the ink right in the photo turned the paper to ecru; the converse turned the ink to crimson. At any rate, a larger image is available for your consideration.