I spent the weekend in a workshop called “Experimental Mark-Making In Figure Drawing.” Two days, six hours a day. Pretty exhausting. Teacher Mark Eanes was great. I regained my sense of joy in figure drawing.
Here is some of my work:
Using a searching, “groping” line to create a figure gesture that looks like a wire sculpture.
Combining conte crayon as a “tone” with charcoal pencil line.
Quick, small studies designed to explore the negative space more than the figure itself.
Paint used for drawing.
Some final charcoal drawings, using a variety of lines, marks and tones.