Sunday, March 15, 2015

Adonis Form

Get My Back,  6 x 8, Graphite, TMDD Series 2015

The hunks are getting slathered up for a day in the sun.  This guy, a great specimen of manhood, youth and a yearly membership at the fitness club, asked his wife to get his back.  He caught my eye and every other woman's;  We all wanted to give her a hand. 

I spent the morning with his pects and abs.  Tomorrow I'm looking forward to a lower body workout.  I started to do him in a  line drawing till his bulk made me turn the lead on its side and go after the volume in his Adonis form--not over the top, just enough and just right. 

10 comments:

  1. Well ... you have successfully tackled another difficult pose, twisted torso and hunched over a bit.

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    1. Thanks, but I'd better be able to size up a pose after all those life drawing classes. Every Saturday morning I get up thinking I should go over to the art center for their open studio 'figurative' drawing session, but I pour myself another cup of coffee instead. I think I had my fill--and besides, none of the guys looked like this one. They were either under developed or over developed. I'd rather go guy watching on the beach.

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    2. Till next December. Till then, Ellis will have to do.

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  2. Your description makes me smile.

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  3. I can see your viewpoint, in every way! I'd like to look at him!

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  4. Great specimen, great drawing! :)

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    1. I love drawing specimens. It's an okay drawing. Specimens come out better in a larger format than 6 x 8. The body has such lovely gestural curves you can't really do as beautifully on a small piece of paper. He'd be good in charcoal or a nice paint wash. Loose.

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