Working from live models

One of the significant accomplishments of an artist is to work from a live person as you try to capture this essence and form. In the first image, after much convincing, I got my older sister to sit for me while I draw from her calf downward. In my drawing 101 class, we were told to depict feet crossed over one another, with a portion of legs. I was delighted with the outcome of this piece. It looks identical to my sister’s actual feet!

The image below was the first time I had the opportunity to work from a model. A former student of my professor came in and got in position while the class worked through the four-hour course attempting to recreate her from our view. Thought the angle of she was positioned at was awkward for me, I did my best to reflect what I saw.

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