Wednesday, August 7, 2013


On average I try to get out to do figure drawing with a live model at least once a week. Over the past few years, I've tended to do all of my drawings in pencil. Recently I've decided to change media, using not only pens, but markers as well. I block out the shadows before putting in details in order to get a better understanding of the figure. Here are the results of my work:

Here are a couple of 5 minute pen drawings using different color pens

These took 3 minutes each. I started with the lightest color and
moved to the darker shadows

These were 25 minutes each

I am continually surprised at how much I can get done in a short amount of
 time. Each of these drawings took one minute.

I am going to continue to evolve with the pens and markers and do my best to perfect the work. I may move to grays or sepia tones. Once I feel that I've done that I will move on to other media, such as paints or pastels.