Monday, February 14, 2011
14 x 17
Charcoal Figure Drawing
In Nakedness lies the
truth of the Human Spirit...
what is your truth?
Today I am reflecting on drawings
i found in my art studio from
a figure drawing class i took in Italy years ago.
What is more romantic than to think of Italy today!
The food, the wine, what's not to love??!!
The gestural drawings where done in a swift 60 seconds
The purpose is too look only at the outside (contour of the figure)
and draw as quick as you can in less than a minute
before the model changes positions.
Talk about stress for a portrait artist!!!
You have to leave out all details and only worry about big shapes.
But as I look at them now years later...
I see so much more than an outline.
I can see the big picture.
I think we can all relate to a figure drawing to some degree.
It represents a raw human appeal and spirit...
it's not about naked body parts, it's about human form
"We are not human beings on a spiritual journey.
We are spiritual beings on a human journey."
-stephen R. covey
When succombed to outside pressures we put on ourselves...
Let's take a look internally to our heart and find our purpose
to best serve those around us.
"The divine spirit does not reside in any except the joyful heart."
Hope everyones heart is full of joy on this valentine's day.
Where is your naked truth
and what is it
that you have