Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Great Lips!

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.


 

10 comments:

  1. He does look like James Spader! The eyes, the mouth ... it's him. It's wonderful when that happens - you become so completely absorbed in the model and the drawing. Looking forward to more lips tomorrow!!
    Kathryn

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    1. Handsome lad. If I was fifty years younger....I'd of made a move. ;-))

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    1. Striking good looks and a challenging attitude.

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  3. YEP I COULD KISS THEM LIPS! GREAT DRAWING

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    1. And I get to work on him again tomorrow!

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  4. To be honest .... he's not my type!

    A great drawing and I liked the sound of your drawing instructor's technique

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    1. Not mine either, but there was a time.....

      Keeter always amazed me with his patience. In thirty minutes, he wouldn't have gotten anywhere near this far. Pencil, graphite, is tricky. It's a good idea not to press too hard least you dent the paper or the marks take on shine. For such a common tool, it requires finesse when used for drawing. But then, you know all this.

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    2. You're to modest ... 50 years ago he would have been trampled in the rush :0)))

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    3. Patricia's a lucky gal. You're a sweetheart. :-))

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