These were done the following week after pt. 16. I started attending figure drawing at the Society 11/08, and intended to have filled up my sketchbook by now. As it was finally close to filling, I endeavored to sprint the last pages and go more often. I finished it just before '09 ended, and will spread those last drawings out over a couple more posts in this series.
Some models are better than others. Some of it is the model's look and shape, but a large part of it is how they choose to pose. It's quite subtle, but the difference between a model who poses well and one who doesn't can make a big difference in drawings. Among a lot of generally attractive models the Society hires, 2 - 3 stand out as
models it's difficult to make a bad drawing of. We had two models on this session, but I ended up drawing this one all night.
Basically, each joint is an opportunity for expression. Good models use as many opportunities as possible, even if only slightly. Instead of standing straight, one can shift their weight to one or the other leg, rotate slightly at their waist, arc their spine convex or concave, and so on.
For these reasons, I'm happy the Society always brings in two models. For any given timeframe you have two choices, and that makes a big difference in what you're going to get out of the evening. Add in what is usually fantastic jazz or blues live acts, and it's always an enjoyable evening.