It’s Figure Drawing Thursday again! Hey, I’m getting good at remembering my arbitrarily assigned days for working on specific subjects. Maybe it’s because those are the days when I don’t have to scratch my head trying to figure out what to draw. It’s a nice little time saver.
So here’s my second watercolour mannequin. I stuck a bit more to normal wooden colours for my mannequin this time but got a little creative with the background instead. This mannequin sketch just didn’t strike me as being any particular type of person like the last one did. I was a bit more interested in the lights and shadows on the surface.
I also tried to go for the bolder colours this time. I’ve been meaning to try that and the mannequin seemed like a good thing to test it on. For yesterday’s portrait the softer pastel colours felt more appropriate for the tone of the image. Today’s seemed like it could go a bit bolder though. Anyway I didn’t think the mannequin would look as strange if I completely screwed up the colours as an actual portrait of a person would. I might do more colour experiments with these guys in the coming weeks.
I actually repeated the same pose as last week’s figure drawing, just from a different angle. It may not be exactly the same because he’s bee jostled around a bit and fallen over a few times in the past week but I didn’t actively move any of his limbs because I found the pose he was in interesting. I think this is a nice, slightly strange unsymmetrical pose that looks very different from different angles and it’s a fun one to study. Also he always feels more boring to me when I’m actuslly trying to pose him. Maybe I’ll just keep knocking him around for a while and let him do his own thing instead of trying to pose him. It seems to be working out okay anyway.