Tagarchief: erotic

Nude models in the woods

It was april 2016 when two of my favorite models and I worked intensively during a unique private life drawing immersion weekend. I had rented a vacation house in the woods for a whole weekend, to sketch & draw them separately without any distractions.
We agreed I was to draw everything, from the moment they arrived until they left.
This would be a new experience for us, how would it be, spending almost a whole day together as artist and muse? Would there be anything left to talk about after a while? Would I be able to create anything worth keeping?

On both days we spent our time inside during nude posing sessions and outside the house, where I sketched her during walks through the forest etc. I wanted to draw them in “normal” circumstances involving nudity. So for instance both of my muses took a shower while I was sketching (and trying to keep the paper dry). We had lunch, dinner, lots of good conversations and created lots and lots of art. If the resulting sketches are any good is not really an issue, both days were an experiment and as such a project as a whole.
It was very enjoyable so we decided to make this a recurring event!

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All drawings, with handwritten citations of things that were said and text explaining the whole project, are now available as a book, just contact me to acquire it! Here are some of the drawings (click or touch to open an enlarged version):

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Drawing’s with shading

It has been a long while since my previous post, I’m sorry for my followers…I have been very active on Instagram, posting life drawings daily en sometimes twice a day. It is a very fast and easy means of getting my art out in the world.
Yet I do like this blog, to extrapolate a bit about my motivations for creating my art and in general provide a bit more personal info than what can be done on Instagram.
One of the approaches I have used in my drawings the last few months is using compressed charcoal, conté a Paris (a sort of compressed pastel) on white and colored paper with a lot of shading in the drawing. I’d like to have more result per session so I am working with models who are fine with me taking a reference photo after I’m through with the sketch. This way a session results in lots of sketches which I can render later, using a photo for details (especially how her body/face is lighted).
Sizes are for the most part 50 x 70cm.
You can press the previews to open a slideshow/enlargement:

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A NSFW Lobster and light/dark

nude woman on hands and knees with a lobster on her back

So I bought this fake lobster, a shopwindow decoration. I had a vague notion this could be an interesting prop to use during a life drawing session. My lovely and intelligent muse of the day, always open to experiments, agreed. The moment I put that thing on her back I was amazed: it looked beautiful and perfect, as if it was meant to be. She proposed that I take a photo, to show her. We both liked it and she is okay with me sharing this with you.
I think there is something fascinating, creepy and beautiful at the same time, about this combination of a soft, human body and this eight legged creature with its hard exoskeleton.

Also, after the restrictions of the Egon Schiele series, I threw a lot of “laws” overboard (like focus on line, not sketching, not using an eraser). I just wanted to simply enjoy drawing, use lighting and making my art very dark if the scene asked for it.
Here are some drawings, created with different models, most of the drawings are 50 x 65 cm – all are for sale. The series of three of the crotch-close ups I created as my entry in an international competition of erotic art. Again I am thankful for the easy way my muses and I cooperate. And I realized again, while drawing the last one (the torso) on this page, how glad I am I don’t create abstract art!

nude woman on hands and knees with a lobster on her back

art life drawing sketch nude woman on hands and knees with a lobster on her back

drawing of a nude female woman bent over arse ass bottom vulva with lobster

life drawing art sitting nude woman female holding a lobster

life drawing art bent over backwards nude woman female with lobster explicit

drawing art female woman nude on knees holding a lobster breasts

Nude girl lying on her back drawing art with lobster

nude woman girl female in front of mirror drawing art on paper charcoal

nude female woman on all fours ass raised drawing art charcoal light dark

nude female woman girl candle pose position ass raised buttocks behind bottom drawing art charcoal paper

nude girl woman sitting on knees light dark white on black paper art drawing

Female crotch legs spread open underwear drawing art explicit nickers

Female nude private parts cunt labia crotch legs open spread wide drawing art

Female nude private parts cunt labia crotch legs open spread wide drawing art masturbating masturbation touching herself

female torso belly crotch mons pubis hips stomach drawing art paper charcoal

 

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Egon Schiele – inside an idol

The Austrian artist Egon Schiele (June 12 1890 – October 31 1918) has been one of my art idols from the moment I discovered his work when I was attending high school. Especially his bold, sometimes explicit depiction of nude females, created in expressive, virtuoso pencil lines and the often rather dark quality of his art and life appealed to me.
During my studies to become an art teacher I researched some of his infuences (mainly Gustav Klimt and expressionist dance). To see these drawings for myself I hitch-hiked from the Netherlands to Vienna, Austria where I visited the Albertina museum to gawk at some facsimile high quality reproductions, slept in a depressing two person hotel room and left the next day. Being alone, a vegetarian and non-drinker at that time I felt totally out of place in Sausage/Beer infested Vienna…

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Reconstructing Schiele drawings with life models
More or less half a year ago I started to ask my life drawing models to take on positions similar to those depicted in the drawings of Egon Schiele, and bring clothing similar to what his models posed in. This developed into a series, a kind of mission, some kind of research or experience from the inside by drawing. Fifty drawings, many private sessions and a session with two life models later I think I actually made some discoveries…
Here is a collage of works by Schiele we reconstructed. Below it are those fifty drawings of mine.
Just what are those “discoveries” I mentioned earlier? Read it after looking at the drawings. Clicking on one of them opens a separate window with larger versions for you to explore.

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What we discovered while reconstructing drawings by Egon Schiele
We obviously had a very close look at the artworks, different from the casual art appreciation. Here are some random realizations my muses and I came to while trying to emulate the specific poses, originally depicted by Schiele:

Even a virtuoso line artist like Schiele sometimes sketched with very light thin lines before finding the final form;
Looking at his drawing hand, the way his lines curve etc. he apparently was able to create many drawings very quickly;
In working this fast he often sacrificed anatomical correctness: too large an arm, body parts which are partly hidden from view not connecting, choosing not to show (too detailed and laborious?) feet;
He sometimes used a nifty little trick: turning the drawing 90 degrees before signing it. Some of his at first glance standing models were actually lying down;
My models often found it physically impossible to exactly duplicate a position. Either some very flexible girls posed for him or he took many liberties in his depictions of the poses;
Each and every model had trouble finding the right pose because, looking at the art, it was easy to choose the wrong leg or arm. They really had to analyze which arm did what etc.;
Trying to achieve some of his quality in line drawing was often rather tiring. It is an unforgiving style where every mistake stands out. You have to know and decide where the line should be before actually drawing it. As a result I respect his work even more;
I am very fortunate to be able to work with a few models who have no inhibitions when explicit poses are concerned. Something I had never imagined to experience and it makes me wonder how Egon Schiele, who died when he was only 28, managed to do so very often;
The more I ventured into this Schiele derived drawing, the less “erotic” his art (which it supposedly is to many people) appeared to me. Of course he had the gaze of a young man but he often depicted his subjects in a harsh, sickly or detached way;
While famous for his expressive art where his muse almost appears emaciated, drawn in an angular fashion, I think his line work depended on his mood at that particular moment. A lot of drawings of his are actually after models having a fuller body type and were quickly drawn with long, fluent lines;
His output was very prolific. I see an urgency in his work, almost as if he was obsessed by femininity, compelled to draw these female subjects.
Now that this “project” of mine has come to an end I will appreciate the art of Egon Schiele in a new way. It has been an enriching experience working on this with nice and cooperative muses, in a relaxed atmosphere.

What do you think, looking at Schiele’s art? What about this series of mine?