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Figure Drawing, Back Study

Back Study
14 x 16 inches
Graphite pencil, charcoal and chalk on toned paper

I did this drawing over two sessions at the Tuesday evening figure model sessions I host at my San Francisco Mission District studio. My recent Anatomy/Ecorche studies came into play as I tried to identify all the anatomical landmarks revealed by the raking light across her back.

I still have a few spaces left in my upcoming Figure Drawing Class, 6 Sundays starting September 12. For more details and to register visit my Teaching Page.

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Reader Comments (4)


August 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael dean Springer

seus trabalhos são maravilhosos você retrata de forma aprimorada a essência dos artistas do pós renascença, seu olho é incrivelmente treinado, suas mãos o obedecem,técnicas incríveis e ultra sensibilidade e precisão,sem mais eu não sou de adular, mas vc mereceu....parabéns!

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdarte

Darte thank you, I am simply lucky to have reached an era where the training many artists have wished for for decades is finally available. My sensitivity is my own, but I owe any skill I have acquired to my amazing teachers who each helped carry a small flame through a long tunnel.

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSadie J. Valeri

Really nicely done. You're right, we are living in a time where traditional art methods are being taught again, I wish many decades back it had been so when I started my college years. you have an amazing touch.

August 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Bailey
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