|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.
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|
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
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