Dyanna, 2011, graphite on paper, 15 x 11 inches
This is April's figure drawing from the Teaching Studios. I'm starting to see more growth as I keep working on these month long poses. To start, I had no difficulty fitting the whole figure on the paper, this is a bit hard for me at times, legs get cropped, or heads end up too high on the page. This time Dyanna sits comfortably on a stool, leaning against the wall, with her left leg crossed and it appears intact on the paper! The shadow in this drawing is darker and sharper than previous drawings, this is helping the turning of forms be more defined. For the month of May a male model has been hired, which is something I'm excited about since muscle masses in the male figure are more apparent, creating bigger plays of light and shadow.