Red Lipstick, 2011
Charcoal, pastel, ink on paper, 18x24 in.
This is a photograph of a drawing that I did during a 30 minute figure drawing session at Studio Clout. I really enjoyed going to this open studio because I haven't done much hard core drawing like that since I was a sophomore in college. It feels good knowing that I still "got it" ;0). I do draw from time to time, but not with charcoal. Instead I have been doing small drawings with pen and pencils in my sketch book.
Its been a long time since I've seen a posing naked body, other than myself, lol.
As I was drawing I began having sense memory about how to make certain marks and use certain materials. It was fun triggering that part of my brain again. I always hated drawing classes in school, so me having fun drawing says a lot, lol.
I like to draw as if I'm painting. I like the reduction process where I'm adding and taking away drawing mediums onto the surface of the paper. When working with large sheets of paper I like my drawing process to go from white, to black, and then to white again.
I enjoy making high energy marks and to draw with my eraser, which aids in giving me beautiful energetic marks.
I wish I had more time to work on this one particular pose a little longer.