25 Nov

A Post For My Dad

No fiber stuff to share right now, so I’ve got drawings. I’m trying to spend more time drawing since I see it as a bridge between crafty me and artist me. Not that drawing is crafty. It’s just that I see myself as primarily a craftswoman and needleworker, but I can draw as well. So, since “real” artists draw, when I draw I feel more in touch with the artist I want to be.

We took my visiting mom and step-dad out to lunch today at a brewery restaurant that is filled with bears and bucks and pheasants and such. I brought my sketchbook and drew the bear watching over us. The rest of the drawings are from the life drawing sessions that I try to attend weekly, so if you are uncomfortable with male and female nudes, don’t scroll beyond the bear. Dad, I know you love my drawings so scroll to your heart’s content.

Untitled

Figure Drawing 11/8/12

Figures 10/18/12
Playing around in one of my sketchbooks.

Figures 10/18/12

Figures 10/25/12
I don’t like what I did to her hip area so I have subsequently painted over it and added some other design elements. I haven’t bothered to photograph it yet because I think it’s still missing something.

Figures 10/25/12
I tried these without lifting the pen/pencil. The first/black one turned out best.

Figures 10/18/12

Figures 11/24/12
The pose of that day. Lots of inherent energy in the pose. Not sure it’s in my drawing.

Figures 11/24/12
As soon as the model struck his pose, I saw this as the companion to the next drawing which I had done and posted a month earlier.

Figures 10/25/12

4 thoughts on “A Post For My Dad

  1. I love all the drawings-on-top-of-drawings…….nice. I especially like the seated male with glasses……great face. When do we get to see individual portraits of the family?

  2. I love these Kristin, your drawing skills are really improving. I agree with Opa, my favorites are the figures on top of each other.

  3. Three votes for the drawing upon drawing. 🙂 I also love the idea of the two figures with the chair. I also really like the second one of the woman with the blue background. She looks so at ease and your drawing captures her relaxed pose.

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