Keeping stuff is good: #34 & #35, Seated Nudes

From 2007 #34 From 2007 #35

Again, from that sketchbook I recently unearthed and opened. These drawing are of the same person in two consecutive poses. She was quite still but also conveyed action. That is what I call a first rate model. She picked the poses she wanted. Except to tell them “nothing weird, uncomfortable or unnatural,” I let models figure it out for themselves. They are professionals who know what they are doing. Obviously, she is a large person. She is also quite graceful.  #34 is in crayon; #35 is ink and watercolor. 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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