Friday, February 20, 2009


Usually, the model comes out of the dressing room with a robe on, which then becomes a drape of sorts once we start working. Occasionally, the model will freeze poses in the act of toilette, as Ingrid has done for us here. I like it because it puts the body in an attitude that is not pose-like but rather familiar.
A line/contour drawing may seem like a continuous, 2D outline of a positive shape. One secret to capturing a figure quickly and accurately, though, is to notice and record the negative shapes. They tell you so much truth about the figure that your mind is trying to trump with all its knowledge. If you believe the shape of where the body isn't, you can capture the shape of what is easily. Even if you only have a few minutes.

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