Friday, September 07, 2007

Nude #269- 12"x12"- oil pastel & graphite on paper

This is one of 2 very nice and spontaneous pastel sketches. It was a 5 minute pose. I like the use of colors. When I am doing my nudes, because the poses are timed, I am rushing to get as much down on paper as possible. I am usually never thinking of what color I am choosing in any kind of precise forethought. I am grabbing the colors. My only thought is should it be a warm or cool color. Often times a model requires a certain color because of their skin tone or hair tone and often that color is dictating the background color too.

1 comment:

Edward B. Gordon said...

very strong, love the lines, love the colour !