Monday, May 02, 2011

figure 47

This ones a couple months old and not as smooth as the more recent drawings using my new method but I think it turned out nice. I understand many of these figure drawings are less popular because, lets face it, this guys not particularly beautiful, but for me it is a more accurate drawing with a good natural look to it. A natural feeling to a person is key for me and is missing from much of the artwork that I find around these days.
I read somewhere that practice with a focus on what you are learning as opposed to the results is a more effective method to improve. I think I have always been naturally inclined to work in this way which has left me with stacks of sketchbooks full of half finished drawings. It also has a downside as I look over my work now and find very few really good finished work to show for all my time. Oh well, I am typically happy just to create art.

8 comments:

ivanka k said...

I think this drawing is beautiful even if you think the guy is not appealing. I guess that's the key in drawing, quantity over quality and at some point the good things will rise!

Steve Mitchell said...

Nicely done! You've referred to this new method before. And I believe you said it was Nupastel. Do you mind sharing how you go about the technique?

David Malan said...

Yeah, Steve I will try to get a play by play in my next drawing session so I can post the steps.

Nana said...

A Step by Step would be awesome. I really love your work.
Drawings like these often feel so much more alive than many fully polished and rendered pieces.

Mark Robison said...

not only is the figure well rendered, but i really like the loose feel of the drawing. i think i prefer this over your more "finished" figure drawings, it has so much character.

Jewelsofawe said...

Great artwork!

SEILER said...

This is fantastic . . . I could look at a whole book of work like this and never get bored.

Dianne said...

This is a beautiful picture. The beautiful girl/beautiful body sort of thing is so boring and over done. This has character, reality and a story. It is definitely not another caryatid. A face and body that have lived is so much more interesting.