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Sep 8, 2012

female figure sketch, wip

figure sketch wip
sept 4 sketch

Hurray, my hand and wrist are nearly better so I did lots of drawing this week! I've been drawing the same figure everyday and trying to work out the angles and shading. Earlier this week, after doing a non-dominant hand sketch, I drew the figure with my dominant hand (image above). She was headless for most of the week, but today I finally drew her with a face and hair that I like. Although in today's sketch everything is off, but I am liking the pose and will switch to another medium this week.

I'm showing you my earlier sketch, as it's still my favorite. It's been awhile since I last drew nudes. It will take some warming up again.

southcoastcrawler graciously let me know about the au naturel call for submissions. The entry deadline is in November. I'm hoping to finish a new piece to submit for review. I haven't decided yet on what the nude pose will be.

Historically, Egon Schiele and Michaelangelo inspire me. Their styles are completely different.
What interests you most about the human figure? Do you have any favorite figure artists?

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Molly said...

great sketch! You've captured what looks to be a difficult pose.

Serena Lewis said...

Wonderful sketch! Good news that your hand and wrist are almost better.

Sabina said...

Glad to hear your hand and wrist are feeling better. Not being able to draw must have been frustrating as hell. Anyway great sketch--that's not a simple pose to capture or to make appear graceful, and yet you did!

Lynn Cohen said...

Do you do this with a live model, a picture or just from your mind?
Beautifully done!

Alexandra said...

Your sketches are amazing. It's like detail but no detail. :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent sketch ~ Wow! Reminds me of a Life Drawing class ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

cheers, dana

Tracy said...

So glad you're doing better, Juana! And WONDERFUL sketch--this has a great dynamic about it, and the angle/sense of moment too. Good luck with your submission for November--go for it! When we lived in the city my husband & I went to croquis drawing classes. Nothing like that where we are now, so I've not done nude drawing in years now. But I, too, admire the figure work of Egon Schiele & Michaelangelo. Degas & Renoir's painted appreciation of the female form can't be denied either--such elegance that's almost dream-like. Love to see your creativity, Juana. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Frances Traina said...

fabulous sketch! i found your blog thru Sunday Sketches. Great work!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

so glad you are doing better and back drawing a lot... it is years since I have drawn from life, but this makes me think it is time to go and hunt down a class... I love figure drawing... you always learn so much... this is fabulous...xx

Ms. Becky said...

you so make me wish I could do this. I love your left-handed drawing in previous post; how much you've left to the imagination. and I like the movement and grace of the nude. happy week to you Juana.

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