Sunday, August 02, 2009

finally

Nu pastel 18"x24"
At long last a figure drawing that I am very happy with. I get comments sometimes about the generally negative view expressed on this blog about my own work. It's true I am very rarely satisfied with my work. I am happy to declare this as probably my best figure drawing ever, technically at least. I am extremely pleased with the result, in my opinion very accurate with good line work and finished to just the right level. There is a good mix of realism and graphic lines.

So I told my wife how I felt about this and she looked at me like I was crazy then she was good enough to point out that there are no hands. Now it may not be the best composition ever but I actually like it. I really like the non-traditional compositions and this falls within that category. The fact that the hands have been left off is unsettling but intriguing to me, you just have to take my word for it that I can draw hands and this is not just a ploy to hide my inadequacy.

I guess that is enough self congratulation for this post. You are welcome to agree with Natalie, let me know if you think this drawing is mediocre.

10 comments:

alan Anderson said...

while all of your drawings are fantastic this one has less appeal to me. Not the compostition as much as the drawing in general....but I love your work.

Dillon Thompson said...

Awesome lines Dave. Its got a little Fechin in there.

Daniel Bejarano Casarino said...

I like the composition of this one, I think it's very expressive, beautiful.

Nori Tominaga said...

fantastic. got me interested in nupastels

AgustĂ­n Gomila said...

The drawing is excellent, with or without hands.

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful drawing!

Castor said...

Love your work, David!

Brian Cutler said...

Sure you can draw hands....Suuurrrrre.

I dunno Dave, I wouldn't say this is your best life drawing, but that's just me. Still, good job.

Douglas Simonson said...

love the composition. was not at all bothered by no hands. beautiful work.

Adam Ford said...

#33, #32, #31, #29, #28, #21, Slouching figure, #17, #10, "archives", #7,and Figure #7 are all better than this. Which, in my opinion, leaves it in my top 35%.