How do you solve a problem like Maria?

I really miss going to life drawing. It starts up again in a week or two. In the meantime here are some of my drawings of the model, Maria, from the last time I went to life drawing in November.

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The hands are my favourite part of this sketch.

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The Return of Tracey’s Thighs

I’m on mid-semester break this week so I treated myself to a life drawing session tonight. And what a treat it was! The model they had lined up had bailed on them, and Tracey (my favourite!) was filled in.

It was the perfect opportunity to play with my new coloured pencils.

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Tracey and her Powerful Thighs

I finally made it back to life drawing last night for the first time in weeks. Last night’s model was a woman that I’ve drawn before, she’s probably my favourite model to draw. Tracey has the most amazing powerful thighs and beautiful full figure. I really love the way she holds herself and you can just tell that she loves her body. She’s so much fun to draw.

I also experimented a little with my drawings.

I brought my pastels along and had a play with them.

During the one minute poses I had a bit of fun with blind contour drawing.

This one was done with one continuous line. She looks a little stern, but she really wasn’t.

The rest were drawn fairly much the same as I always do.


The more I draw the more I improve. I need to work on my hands and faces though. Today at uni I was talking to a classmate and she told me of how during high school to practice drawing hands she used to look through magazines and draw every hand she could find. I think I might need to give this a go.