Keeping stuff is good #14, 15 and #16 Female Model

Collage 14 - 16 collage poster

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. There are a whole series of nudes in this sketchbook. When working from life, I try to draw the model as many ways as I can, especially as he or she moves from pose to pose. Working fast means making snap judgments and loose drawings, all the better to have fun with. With luck I can get two or three rough drawings for each 15 or 20 minute pose. Then, later on, I go back and do things to each drawing, hiding faux pas and creating nuance. Since there are so many drawings of nudes in this book and since so many of them are black and white, I decided to collage two or three of them together. Here, #14 is ink and wash over pencil; #15 is graphite and #16 is ink and wash over graphite. All the same woman, a saint-like creature who blessed me with her great patience. Like all the other drawings in this series these are drawn on 11 x 14 archival, Aquabee paper.


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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