Keeping stuff is good #12 Male model

From 2007 #12

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. This one is in litho crayon and water soluble crayon. This is a man in his mid to late 50s. He could have been a dancer in his youth as he moved gracefully and seemed to know how to use his limbs well. What he does in addition to modeling is anyone’s guess. When I met him, he was a bit paunchy and he did not seem to care that he was no Adonis, if he ever was. As I have said, I prefer models that are “real” rather than beautiful. If they are real, beauty takes care of itself. Like all the other drawings in this series it is drawn on 11 x 14 archival, Aquabee paper.

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About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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