Saturday, January 03, 2009

Nick at the paper mill

Life drawing today, and a fine model who held his poses very well. Makes a change, all the male models I’ve drawn in the past few years (apart from this one) have been the wrong side of sixty.


Blogger Hashi said...

Nice job. The face looks great!

1/03/2009 8:30 PM  
Blogger Woodland Fay said...

Laughing Out Loud! Did a life drawing of N, found I had misrepresented certain parts grossly!

1/03/2009 9:42 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

I know what you mean, Julie, and I won't go so far as to accuse you of ageism; but one of the most interesting nude portraits I have seen was of a white-haired old man, probably in his eighties, seen from the back. It looked so much like my husband that I wished I had seen it before my son, who bought it.

1/04/2009 7:40 AM  
Blogger Judith said...

Forgot to say: Nick has a really sexy profile - fabulous nose. Technical question: how do you do the white highlights on the body - do you paint them, or are they areas which are left unpainted. I would guess the latter, which always seems to me an astonishing part of the artist's skill.

1/04/2009 7:44 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks Hashi and Fay.
Judith I only put in the bit about models over sixty because I wanted an excuse to link back to my picture of Robin. Of my older male models I have to say that one was the most boring model ever - he chose to pose in the most comfortable and uninteresting way possible and another (Gerald) was absolutely fabulous - he really took his job seriously and is one of the best models I've ever had the good fortune to draw.
With watercolour the white is the paper showing through and you're right it can be a sod to get it right.

1/04/2009 1:18 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

What a fine upstanding man! I've hardly ever drawn blokes as it seems to be the gals who are wlling to model. I wonder why.

1/05/2009 8:51 AM  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

caught the essence here

1/09/2009 1:37 PM  

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