Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Figure drawing #5

At Avalanche we have a weekly figure drawing session. This is my results this week, I am fairly pleased with it. More than any other medium, figure drawing feels like chasing a carrot, I never am totally happy but it always feels like I am just on the brink of really doing a good drawing.

13 comments:

Jason Seiler said...

Very nice . . . what did you draw this with, and is this newsprint?

David Malan said...

Thanks Jason, This is Nupastel on 18"x24" white drawing paper. Actually I've been doing an underdrawing with vine charcoal which works well to get the drawing basic structure down lightly, then I can do the colored Nupastel over the top. I used to get a lot of messy lines early in the drawing while I searched for the right structure now you cant see them.

Jamin LeFave said...

Well said. Chasing carrots is hard work. I don't think I could have put better myself.

Dillon Thompson said...

Looks nice.

Anders said...

great job Dave!
such energy on this piece, nice balance between fine work (arms and shoulders) and rough on some other parts (the back for example). I dig this.
Bravo

The Sketch World said...

hey very nice drawing! and thanks for your comment on my blog!!!

Brian Cutler said...

I'd say you caught the carrot... that sounds like a nasty disease. Anyway, nice job Dave!

benjatoon studio said...

yes dave!!

Tim Bye said...

Fabulous - beautifully rendered

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

One of finest drawings I ever seen, you are definitely among my favourite artists.

Toma said...

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Sorry, hope you understand me, my English is not very good...
Hugs from Brazil!

Fernando Raposo said...

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Hi from Brazil!!!

David Malan said...

thanks guys, you are more than wlcome to add my link. I appreciate the compliments.