Life Drawing in Color
Lately I haven’t been posting much life drawing, even though I have tons of it around, because I haven’t been happy with the way my drawings look on line. The problem is, that out of a two-hour session, I may only like one or two drawings. Sometimes I like most of them, but I can never predict what kind of a session it’s going to be. So I draw on cheap, large sheets of paper, generally off-white. These don’t photograph well. And lately I’ve been working a lot in graphite, which looks good in person, but is horribly dull in reproduction.
Today I tried something new, and I think I’ll keep it up. It’s lots of fun if nothing else. I photographed the drawings and corrected the exposure, then printed them out on watercolor paper, in a much smaller size. I then added color and scanned them back into my computer.
Here are the first three. I had so much fun that there will be more to come. I’m a little rusty with watercolor, but after the first one (not seen) things started to get better.