Monday, May 8, 2017

Figurative Art - not necessarily nude

Figurative Art

Figurative art is drawings/paintings that contain people as the emphasis. At least that's my understanding. It is often associated with the nude figure. I took a figure drawing class. Our models wore bathing suits.

Drawing people is very challenging. Humans are very sensitive to subtle differences in proportions, angles and shapes associated with the figure. Some errors they accept, while others errors they find very distracting.

This first sketch is a digital sketch that was primarily made with the app 'Fresh Paint'.


















I later added a second figure.


Then I put them in a concert.


















This second sketch was drawn in pencil on the back of a 3 x 5 index card.





I took a photo of that drawing and then "painted" it in a digital paint program 'Paint.Net'.


The Bracelet


I did another version. This time adding a second figure. This one is done with watercolor pencils and ink.



















In a future post I'll show some more digital work I've done with photos.

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