Friday, December 18, 2009

One Minute of Thought

One minute to capture the
movement, mood, line of the
hips, the shoulders and rough
proportions. Certainly a
crude start but gives a strong
basis to continue.


Silver said...
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Silver said...

How long would that usually take an artist to work on from a sketch to completion usually? I know a friend in Indonesia who told me it can take him from days to weeks just on one serious piece.


SamArtDog said...

I so appreciate the simple gesture of this drawing, Doug. A great example of less is everything.

Double "D" said...

Silver, It's been years since I actually did a finished life drawing. Finished is a relative term which is defined differently by different artists. If I were to finish one it would probably take about 4 hours. Other's could do it more quickly and still others would take much longer depending on the technique used as well as medium. I hope that helps you all be it somewhat vague. Doug

Hello Sam, Thanks for the visit. I see you over at Loriann's quite often. Isn't she great!
Thanks for your observation, I try to capture each pose in as few lines a possible. First the curvature of the spine, the tilt of the hips and shoulders and the direction of the head. Some times it works and other times not. I would be satisfied with only 2 minute poses. It's here that the gesture is most important. Thanks again for looking at my blog.

Roger Dell Seddon said...

Very simple, understated and nice. The single line which extends from the sloping shoulder to suggest the right arm is just right. Inevitably with quick poses the hands and feet are overlooked by most artists. I have made a pact with myself to try to include at least the feet no matter how crudely defined they may be otherwise my figures will continue to float in mid air.

loriann said...

Hey PB!!!!!!!!
One minute..that's amazing to me that you captured so much in a minute... shows me what 35+ years of constant practice will do. Beautiful.

Double "D" said...

Hi B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
One to two minutes, believe me it's a hit a miss process. This one is about average, I like the ones that turn out slightly better. It's fun to try anyway.

I was just over at the temporary California B blogspot. Like I said there, I can't get used to palm trees.

Hope you're having a great time and enjoying your family. I'm having a fun time ... yesterday I dropped a piece of fire wood on my big toe, left foot. I don't know if it's broken but they couldn't do anything about it anyway. Good excuse to sit in the studio and work on value studies, right?

Have a great time, soak up the love
and stay safe, k?

Your painting buddy.

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Oh yes, this is VERY nice for such a quick drawing. I'm afraid mine wouldn't be very recognizable!
As soon as you put a timer on me I panic. But maybe with practice, eh?

Ouch! Take care of that toe, Doug - it hurts just thinking about it

Double "D" said...

Hey Deb,
with your talent and skills, you're probably better than I am. I've seen your paintings, you can't fool me.
It's not exactly a timer (well it is) just go with the flow.
There is always the next pose coming up in 2 minutes.
I'm sure with a tiny bit of practice ... yeah, you can do it. As for the toe, it's swollen a bit and is the color of an evening sky with a tornado coming.
It does feel better though, thanks for asking.

loriann said...

Sorry about the toe PB... ice, ice, ice. And of course, value work.

Double "D" said...

Thanks B,

It is better today ... I actually put a shoe on today.
Only passed out once.

Your painting buddy ":O

Jala Pfaff said...

This is great.