Figures, Journal pages and sketchbook

gallery Juana
woman, gesture drawing, journal page

I am getting back to figure drawing again. The above gesture drawing was inspired by a vintage photo. I drew the figure using a pearl ex metallic and gum arabic mixed with water and a bit of white watercolor. The background is red acrylic paint.

male figure sketch, gallery Juana
male figure sketch, journal page

Without haste, but without rest. 

figure sketches, gallery Juana
figure sketching

figure sketches, gallery Juana
figure sketches

Sometimes sketches are overlaid upon each other as I warm-up and work out ideas. Even when it feels like I'm not moving forward, I remind myself that nothing is wasted. Every mark is a move forward.

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
Henry James

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