Thursday, March 19, 2015

Monday Night and Intermediate Homework: The S Word

Shape, of course.
With all the figure work we did this week, there are probably a few sketches in your pile that are fair representations of the shape of a given pose. Never mind if the wetness got away from you, or the shadows swallowed up too much of the light. As long as the shape is in the ballpark, you can use them for further experimentation.

Take a look at what Nathan Oliveira did with color and shape. These can open doors for us, suggesting, as they do, that a figure study doesn't have to be accurate to be lively and expressive.

Rodin made many watercolor figure studies that emphasize to pose/shape over the musculature. Have some fun with your studies. Keep it simple. Risk everything!

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