Life drawing 230316

Life drawing 230316

Life drawing 230316

Client: Self directed

Disciplines: Pencil, graphic block

I used pencil and graphite blocks for this drawing of Kia; I'd done a couple earlier in the evening just using pencil but as the pose was static I didn't really feel the pencil was giving enough life to the drawings, so I switched to the block to get a bit of movement going. I quite like the contrasting hard edged lines, and the intensity of them - they seem to lend a bit of balance to the final drawing. 

Looking back on some others I've done from previous classes I think I sometimes start to over work what should really be a loose drawing - not necessarily in this case, but another 10 minutes and I'd have definitely fallen into that trap!