Sunday, 15 November 2009

Day Of Rest





Few people truly appreciate what hard work it is to sit for a drawing.

The word 'sit' itself implies a degree of rest and relaxation.

I can say from personal experience that it is anything but.

Holding a pose can be extremely tiring and intense. There are times when the physical discomfort can become overwhelming.

I'm very grateful for the huge effort that my models put into 'sitting' for me.

Here are some photographs from todays drawing session. A more detailed version can be seen at my website.

3 comments:

Chris Rudge Renewable Power said...

wonderful colour and detail!

PD said...

Harriet,

I would be interested in hearing how you use drawings. Would you make a painting from a drawing-like Degas or Sickert? or are they just preliminary studies for working directly from a model at a later date?

Of course they could be considered art in their own right...they sure look good on screen.

Paul

Harriet Barber said...

Thanks Chris and Paul

@ Paul. I am aware that the more visual information I can achieve in a sketch means it could also be useful to me as a visual reference for a future painting. Its been a while since I have used life drawings as the staring point of a painting.
Like you said though; drawings though are art in their own right.