Back Studies: Two Men

The common denominator between these two sketches is not the cloaked anatomy of the backs, it is gesture. The figure on the right is centered and stable. The left figure is out of balance: the chair is tilted; the man is twisted, as if he is in motion. The differences can be attributed to the […]

Man with Folded Arms; Very Beautiful Woman

These two sketches are very different even though I did them in very close succession.  I drew the man with the folded arms as a study in gesture, omitting details. I devoted the other page of this spread to a young woman who was very pretty. I carefully rendered all the details of her face, […]