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A Touch of Spring: From April 2010

Below is a 25 minute charcoal drawing followed by a few gesture drawings also in charcoal. In my figure studies, I warm up first with gesture drawings (1, 2 or 5 minutes per piece) and then progress to longer work (15 minutes or longer). A gesture drawing is a quick drawing where I focus on the action of the model.  The feeling of what the person is doing is more important than the proportions.  The following are from almost a year ago (Spring 2010) from a live model and in one I also used a tint of pastel.