As I get near the end of posting the drawings that made up my stint of figure drawing (I filled the pad in December), it occurs to me that it will finish up at precisely 20 posts.
Since filling up the book, I've had the interesting scenario come up where I kinda felt like heading out for a session or two, but didn't go because I had supposedly "finished" that project. Not that I'll never do figure drawing again--I certainly will--but I suppose I do work under disciplined priorities. I've started doing some work on my next area of focus, which will take the place of this series in a couple of months and begin appearing on this blog, and because of that I feel right now like doing figure drawing would be going backwards somehow. Funny.
Up above, working on the head study of the male model, it occurs to me that he may have been the only very light blonde-colored model we had. When drawing on white paper, one of the best tricks for portraying the lightness of such hair is not to draw the hair itself, necessarily, but to draw the darkness behind, thus leaving a patch of brilliant white, as was done here. He was obviously a trained dancer--he had some fantastic poses and a very lean but muscular body. Made for some great poses.