Model sketching time again. My mind was occupied with many other projects but live model sketching always has priority. Whereas skecthing often is called the primary process, live model sketching I consider to be primus inter pares.
Last session with my model I wanted to have her pose a little bit more risqué but counterbalance it by keeping the hatched strokes rather rough than to finepolish them into tonal matching strokes that would approach realism too much.
The object was to do a pastel drawing similar to ‘model session – 17-01-19’ but to keep the hatched strokes rather wide. I also wanted to combine more complementary colour combinations in order to get a greyish look while on the other hand those hatched strokes look very saturated up close.
Last Thursday it was time for my regular model to sit for me in my studio. I keep a clean blanket for her she can sit on.
This evening I had a great session with my main model throughout the years. She is slender, knows what I want and shows dark skin tones, giving my the possibility to fool around with all sorts of colours.
Some months ago I started attending some drawing sessions at Rotterdam where I did short positions again.
Yesterday’s session at Rotterdam offered Gabriëlle, the model of that Sunday afternoon. She had great hip bones and was slender, thus showing great angles and triangles with her body.
Another 15 min. sketch I made at the same session of October 15th during a live model session at Rotterdam. This is also pastel on Pastelmat.
A 15 min. sketch I made yesterday during a live model session at Rotterdam.