Friday, 1 October 2010

Second Class

No, not citizen, nor yet goods, merely a chance for me to bemoan another afternoon spent chasing rainbows, as it were. There was this extremely accomplished model, adept at creating and holding wonderful poses, yet again, forced to change them after three, five, or at most, ten minutes. It was as bad as it would be to have a tasty plate of food before you, only to have it fed you on the tip of a match, or with a salt spoon, instead of the heaped dessert spoonful  that your taste buds craved!
I promised to post some results for you today, which I will do, although I didn't stop to think that my A3 drawing pad wouldn't fit in my A4 scanner. Using my camera to capture the images is far from satisfactory, but I've managed to get a few to share with you, but apologise for any poor quality images.

 

25 comments:

jabblog said...

If this is what you achieve with short poses I'd love to see the results of longer poses. Well done!
(word verification is 'bones')

Steve Gravano said...

Nice, you are talented with a pencil.

Wanda..... said...

Jinksy!...Very, very impresive, I would be proud to say I sketched these!

Tessa said...

My god, not only are you a writer and poet of note, you are an artist as well! (As well as being a wonderful Armadillo creator, of course.) Jinksy, I am rendered speechless.

Susan Scheid (Raining Acorns) said...

Do you think the problem with the class is that it's too elementary? Though I'm not an artist, these sketches, even more than last week's, say to me that you're adept at seeing and recording quickly. It's a challenge you've met and exceeded, which has to make it unimaginably frustrating not to be able to move beyond this sort of exercise and spend quality time viewing and drawing a single pose.

Unknown said...

As someone who can't draw the proverbial .. I'd say these are great!

Poetry24 said...

I know there are those who will say, 'most people can draw' but, that number is reduced, considerably, when it comes down to capturing a likeness or faithful representation. In short...you have an indisputable talent.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have said it before and I will say it again Pen - you achieve good results with the minimum of line - and that is good - very good.

Maggie May said...

Loved these sketches and feel you have really caught the characters there. Well done.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

The second and third sketch drew my attention to the shoulders. Did you notice in the third drawing, the bold line that you gave the shoulders? There is strength in boldness and your sketch showed how well you were handling your pencil at that point. no pun intended

Anvilcloud said...

Imagine what you could accomplish with more time.

steven said...

jinksy i learned very early on that i couldn't draw people, or anything alive for that matter! you have a strong sense of proportion and space and that's why these are so very well done. steven

CiCi said...

You do have a talent for drawing the human form.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

your art is so adorable!

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

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awards,
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Happy Weekend!
xxx

hope to see you at Monday Poetry Potluck tomorrow.

brokenpenwriter said...

Nice life-sketches! If this is done in 10 minutes - wow.

Akelamalu said...

I'm impressed, especially with the last one.

Lyn said...

Wow - now we know how you are spending your day -- sketching nudes! : ) Your expansive range of talents never cease to amaze me. Nice job Penny.

Hilary said...

I'm impressed. You're a multi-talent, my friend.

Louise said...

Hi Jinksy,
Fab sketches, multi-talented for sure. Alas I can neither sketch models or be one, so I'll stick to the poetry/prose for now.

By the way as a novice to blogland (9 days and only 5 followers), I am impressed with your number of followers. If you want to follow me, I will certainly follow you.

Jinksy said...

120 socks ? Does that mean you have 60 legs? LOL :) I am currently following the maximum number of blogs that Blogger will allow. To add another one, I need to remove myself from somebody's list first, which I do not do lightly...But that doesn't mean I won't see you around...

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Frustrated or not , you made the most of it and produced some marvellous work . Lovely to see .
Is there an Advanced class you could investigate ?

Jinksy said...

S & S - I wish! Sadly, I think there will only be more of the same on offer, but I do have the model's name and number, and may treat myself to a whole hour of her time, once I've saved up a few pennies...

Caddie said...

I wonder what other talents you have tucked away from our eyes. This is very good. We may have a famous artist remembered hundreds of years from now - you.

ds said...

Wonderful sketches!!! You know how to make that pencil (charcoal?) sing...