Nice of you to visit my blog and this very first entry. In this first entry you will find an overview of the main approaches I have to life drawing.
My art features mainly the – in my opinion – most beautiful and fascinating subject there is: the female. I enjoy life drawing models, be it in group sessions with other artists or in private sessions where there is much more cooperation and synergy between my muse and me. Human bodies are amazing and for me as an artist a rich source of inspiration.
I started life drawing during my studies to be an art teacher in the eighties and essentially never stopped. Nowadays I like to experiment with different approaches, like the drawing above. Looking down on a model like this provides an unusual angle. I love working with sympathetic and talkative muse D.
This one I used as a header for this blog. An other unusual perspective with a lot of foreshortening, which can be a challenge to depict. Created during a private session with the beautiful and inspiring muse A.
A different kind of artwork I will upload to this blog are imagined scenes based on life drawings, like this one.
This is lively muse E, a sight for sore eyes, who was the first to do a private session with me. I was quite impressed by her trusting me. We had a great afternoon with foreshortened poses and uncommon angles / points of view. Somehow I felt I should honor her so here she is, seated on a pillar and being cared for.
I love this linear, very unforgiving style of drawing the nude. There is no sketching here, each stroke of the pencil has to be spot on. For this approach to work we need to have a very good atmosphere and I have to be warmed up and very concentrated. It is hard, but very satisfying when succeeding. This was fascinating muse T, an imaginative artist herself who had prepared some poses and thought about what I would like to draw.
This is amazing performer/dancer/model A while she was improvising, slowly moving to music. Drawing her I try to keep up with her movements, drawing very fast and almost automatically. Ideally we both get in a flow or an almost trance-like state. These kind of movement sessions are a wonderful experience and the results often strange and surprising. I love doing this so you may expect this kind of drawings in my entries here.
This is me creating a life-size drawing of muse M, who maintains a nice blog about her modeling work. She is intelligent, nice to look at and easy to work with.
I am forever searching for new (at least to me) ways of getting the most out of the in essence rather unoriginal activity of life-drawing and the short time I have with my muse.
Should you like to follow my blog, apart from the kind of art you see in this first entry you will probably encounter my: life-size drawings; combinations of several poses into one scene; very short sketches while walking around my model holding the same pose; drawings too hot for Facebook; art incorporating color; drawing in almost dark while my muse lights herself using a torch; use of projections; drawings created with my left hand; combinations with clothing etc.
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Thank you, Wim