|Great Lips!, a work that needs another thirty minute session.|
The light went off. Thirty minutes was up. My hand did not stop drawing. I needed a few more minutes; I was fascinated by the guy's lips. I didn't really see them, till I blew him up. These lips can kiss, but the guy had an aristocratic look. That's what I spotted across the pool when I aimed my camera.
While I was drawing and enjoying his young James Spader good looks, Russell Keeter kept interfering. Russell was my anatomy and life drawing instructor at college. I kept remembering how he never increased the pressure on the pencil to get the darks, he just kept going over those areas over and over again lightly till the value was right. In these thirty minute sessions, I haven't been doing that. But this guy's lips and chin stubble got me drawing Russell's way. It's effective, but slowed me down--so, Great Lips will be tomorrow's session too. I can live with that.