Cake And Contrapposto

17 May

My hobby is baking cakes. I don’t particularly like eating them but I love making them. I usually make one for life drawing group at Swansea Print Workshop on Thursday evenings and tonight did a classic sponge cake filled with home-made strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream. None of it made it back home – these artists take no prisoners! 🙂

Tonight’s model is in her forties and has strong features and a powerful body. I love drawing her because she’s very fit and flexible and holds some terrific poses. I did three drawings of her tonight and this is my favourite, a thirty minute pose in conte and oil pastel into my Bockingford sketchbook. I like the foreshortening and the awkwardness of the left arm. It’s a pleasing composition and it’s definitely going to be reworked as a more complex drawing and then made into a large monotype.There’s a terrific twist going on, a sort of horizontal contrapposto.

4 Responses to “Cake And Contrapposto”

  1. bluegumbo May 21, 2012 at 16:00 #

    I really like this pose, and your choice of colors.

  2. Hansi May 19, 2012 at 16:26 #

    Maybe it’s all my years in Corrections, but that one looks like a murder victim in a pool of blood. Maybe, I’m just warped. Drawn well though. Ever think about forensics 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah May 19, 2012 at 22:21 #

      hahaha ‘Corrections’? That crosses the Atlantic as something quite different lol.

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