"The Boxer" completed. Unfortunately I had to miss one of the three half day sessions with the model. I would have worked it more if I could have. Anyhow, time to move on.
This was today's model from this afternoon. This was the fellow that I used to think looked like Kurt but he seems to have grown out of it. Maybe if Kurt had long hair a beard, moustache and was looking like a lush in a chair naked and had a upper class British accent they would look more alike.
I drew this with my right hand.
I drew this with my left hand.
I drew this with no hands.....wait, that's not right.
I can draw hands, unfortunately just not when they are attached to a body. Huh.
This is the new painting we've started that has another 6 hours of model time to complete. We get 9 hours a painting and believe me, it's never enough. I've only ever finished one painting.
This model is so dedicated that he actually went out and got a horrificly painful looking black eye just for the pose. He then agreed to let one of the artists punch him again next week to freshen up the eye if it's healed too much.
Okay, truthfully, he did have a black eye but it was from a biking accident and it was worked it into the pose. I have to admit....it's so much fun to actually paint clothes onto someone for a change I may actually start painting people at home on my own time in oil.