I brought my inks tonight to do a little Inktober figure drawing session and I had a blast on the shorter poses with ink wash and brush pen. It was fun to loosen myself up at the beginning of the night with something I’m less used to using in that setting, but of course, by the longer poses I went back to my old ways of drawing with pencil and col-erase pencils. The last two drawings in this group are from last month.
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(top) Natalie Hall - society6.com/nataliehall
You can find her work here as well: n-hall.blogspot.ca/
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Every once in a while you just need to go on hiatus for a bit.
I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I’d like to now that I’m starting to find some inspiration again! I feel like my figure drawing has started to stagnate a bit and I think I need to break away from it for a while and focus my attention on some alternative drawing exercises: copying master works, still life painting, and just plain drawing in my sketchbook.
These figures are a bunch from the past month. The last session I had was a lot of fun but the few prior to that have been a bit on the boring side. It seems to some in waves like that.
Anyways, I’ll be making a good mess in my sketchbook this month I think and, if all goes well, some of those drawings might turn up here!
I’m slowly getting back into my sketchbook and so far it has been pretty fun. Hopefully these next few pages fill up as easily as this last one did.
This is a better representation of how I work from short 1 minute poses to longer 25 minute poses near the end of the night (though they’re in a bit of a random order here). I forgot how nice it is to just render things out with a mechanical pencil. There’s a few pages that didn’t quite make the cut when I ran them through the scanner, but overall i was quite happy with the results from tonight.
Now that the game I’ve been working on is out, I have had some time to scan in a selection of figure drawings from the past month or so that have been piling up next to my scanner. Apparently my scanner is doing some funny things. I don’t remember that grey line being there. I might have to look into getting a new one… any recommendations? This CanoScan 4400F has been good to me for about 7 years now, but I’m sure there’s something better out there now for a decent price.