How to show convincing foreshortening without exaggeration? I am sure the answers are in my head somewhere or at least in one of my many art books but for now I am a bit stumped and rather dissatisfied with the legs in both the female and male reclined drawings I have done this week.
Deliberate exaggeration and I wouldnt have minded doing a longer version of this one.
Playing it straight, not so interesting to my eyes and there was quite a twist in the pose which I am not sure entirely comes off.
We had a very muscular and dynamic model for the all day session today - he really did do some excellent poses but it was challenging to do justice to all that anatomy.
This one has great potential for a longer piece and I wish I'd asked to take a photo.
The long pose with the problematic lower leg which didnt get any better after the break, sometimes a re-set helps but something still seems a bit off.
I'd wanted to work in charcoal but it was falling off the paper so I had to change to black and white pastel.
The last one of the day and we were all this tired.