Saturday, October 31, 2015

figure drawing

Woman II, ink figure, 8 x 10, juana almaguer
Woman II, ink figure, 8 x 10, juana almaguer

I love collecting second hand books and old papers. I have a small trove of technical books and vintage typewriter paper that I love to draw on. The above drawing is on a page from a blue print reading how-to book. I drew the figure with sumi ink and added gesso and pastel powders for the background. Actually, Woman II was completed months ago and I finally got it listed in my galleryjuana etsy shop.


figure drawing study on photocopier paper, juana almaguer


I spent most of last week working on the pose above. Each drawing was done on photocopier paper and went from being mostly a torso to now having a head and the start of one arm.


figure drawing study on book paper, juana almaguer
figure drawing study on book paper, juana almaguer


After a great deal of study and many sketches, the architect might wind up with a set of preliminary studies ... from Building trades Blueprint Reading


Before adding the arm, I drew the pose on a page from the Building trades Blueprint Reading book using my fountain pens with de atramentis inks. The quote is actually on the page which I didn't notice at first and love how it is so fitting for this week's progress.



I'm enjoying beautiful Autumn days and will have a blog post up this week over on my photography blog.


Wishing everyone a fruitful week and joining
joining Sunday Sketches


8 comments:

  1. how wonderful to work on one drawing a number of times.
    your style is a joy to see, loose with lots of movement in the lines.

    ReplyDelete
  2. As usual I am jealous of wha seem like the ease with which you create beauty!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the backgrounds you use and wonderful sketches!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely figure work, challenging I think.

    ReplyDelete
  5. These are wonderful! So full of beauty and energy.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your work is so impressive. Full of energy and life.

    ReplyDelete
  7. AMAZING drawings, Juana...and I like how the backgrounds really compliment the drawings themselves, and the color choices... these are beautiful! :o) ((HUGS))

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow! Very impressive! I am barely learning how to do simple portrait sketches. I'm nowhere near close to learning how to sketch whole bodies proportionally and correctly. A feast for the eyes...

    ReplyDelete


I very much appreciate your visit and comments.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...