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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blog Filler - Figure sketches

Now isn't that a tantalizing blog title? I've been a tad busy this month with commission work, conference planning, portfolio updating, a show to jury, gallery work and an upcoming art demo. Whew!...and nothing to post. I do have some sketches and quick studies from the past three figures sessions with a live model. As you can see, my sketches are rough and unfinished. My goal is to learn to work quicker and be able to finish a figure in a 15- to 30-minute pose.








1) Sepia and charcoal, 30-min sketch
2) pencil, 30-min sketch












3) watercolor head studies, 15-min sketches










4) charcoal, 15-min sketches

10 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Lovely sketches Peggi! You are so talented! I don't think I could such a wonderful sketches in such a short period of time!

Vesna Designs said...

Ohhhh my, these are amazing for quick sketches...just beautiful !!!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Really lovely work. I think you accomplished some really nice work in such a short time.

Theresa Rankin said...

These are sweet, Peggi! I can't pick a favorite...they are all beauties. What you have attained in the time limit is super!

Peggi Habets said...

Thanks guys! I don't consider myself a great sketch artist, but I do love to work from a live model. I am hoping to get faster and better over time.

Abby Creek Art said...

Nice sketches, Peggi!...I especially like the last two figures. Beautiful job.

redchair said...

Beautiful sketches and I love your title: Direct and to the point!
It works for me.
vikki

Karine said...

Well, you are much faster than I am with live sketching. It takes me forever, and that is after years of working from the live model.

But then, I have always worked at the pace of the tortoise! I don't mind. Speed isn't as important as most California motorists seem to think!

Martin Pate said...

Nice life drawings...I consider life drawing the core to everything I do.

Machelle Blankenship said...

They look great...faster and better; that's what we are all striving for!
machellle