Fantasy Art

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

OMG a Naked Man!

Sometimes people assume that I have some aversion to drawing men or old out of shape people.  This is not the case at all.  I just love to draw, but most of the models who sign up for the life drawing class are college aged girls.  Not that I'm complaining mind you, worse things can happen to a guy than to have nothing but cute young naked women to draw all of the time, but I actually quite like drawing all kinds of people including men.

The world of Paracosm is filled with folks of every description and I'll love to draw them all if they'll sit still for it.

I think it must have been football season when I drew this guy so I threw in a football just for laughs.
Now that we're looking at it, his right leg is much too short.
I love the lighting though.  This strong light and shadow really does most of the work for you when it comes to describing a form.  If he were all front-lit or back-lit you'd have to work very hard to keep him from looking two dimensional.

There's two things here, one is a practice and the other is a product.
In the classroom it's all about the practice. But when I get it home the paper is now a product and I have to decide what to do with it. 
I could develop it into a finished drawing or I could light my grill with it. 
Both are good options.

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