Wednesday, April 25, 2012


gesture drawing, 90 seconds
The energy and action of this drawing tells me something: don't work so hard! In 90 seconds, my charcoal and I described the model's pose and attitude (and very long neck!) but nothing is finished. Poor girl, she's missing her face, feet, arms and more. But, somehow, she's there. With attitude. 

I LOVE figure drawing!


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Wow Katherine ... this is a well done drawing. I love it. .. She doesn't need a face and her neck is beautiful. I think its framable as is.

Kitty Wallis said...

Very fine piece. You're right. It isn't a matter of time, but of focus. Whatever gets us focused is what works, as long as it is focus on the essence and not the immaterial stuff that lurks in all of us.

And your drawing is not at all about those nagging thoughts, but about what matters in finding the essence.
It's a beautiful accomplishment

Sarah Bachhuber Peroutka said...

Your drawing is powerful, confident, and moving forward, just like you, Katherine! And I love Diana Krall, too! Good to pair her music with your drawing!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Nancy. Sometimes less is just right.

Kitty! Thank you so much!

Thank you, Sarah. The tentative line bores us, but confidence shows. I really enjoy the spare sound of most of Krall's music. It gives space around the notes, in a way it's like my drawing.

SamArtDog said...

As usual, I admire your swift and sure sketching. This one is almost breathless.