Friday, March 10, 2006

Gerald – four minute poses

Gerald our model is following the grand tradition of eccentric models that have posed at the college I attend for life classes. An ex-army single parent of six children and grandparent of more, he arrived at the college in a fantastical vehicle – a 2CV painted in desert camouflage – and emerged from his car in a black lacy skirt (his preference for bottom half clothing) and matching top. His fitness and imagination meant that when given free reign to hold a few short poses, we were all delighted with what he came up with. I really admired his commitment to this job he has been doing for the last thirty years – in the break, he confided that he thought that the pay was very good and that he had a duty to keep fit and make a real effort – and what a great job he did.
There were some longer poses, but these quick drawings turned out better.


Blogger AnastasiaC said...

They are fantastic!!

3/10/2006 11:34 PM  
Blogger Cin said...

like these quick studies, very nice with the watercolor (or ink) washes, are they added later?

3/13/2006 4:16 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Anastasia and Cin, I think I was on a bit of a roll with these ones - I had two brush pens in my hand - one filled with water and one filled with ordinary black pen ink (which comes out these strange bluey, greeny colurs when water is added) so the washes were done at the same time.

3/13/2006 9:58 AM  

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