Thursday is figure drawing day and lately at least that seems to mean that we get a visit from my little mannequin friend. I’ve grown quite accustomed to drawing a picture of him every Thursday. Maybe one of these weeks I’ll get a little bit more creative or ambitious with my figure drawing practice. For now though at least I get to practice some life drawing skills while making attempts at a vaguely humanoid figure. I wonder whether or not my practice with the mannequin will translate over into improved drawings of actual people when I next decide to make the attempt.
As for this particular mannequin drawing, it’s fairly basic again. I didn’t get much sleep last night or the night before and the chances of my getting any more sleep tonight are slim to none. I am thoroughly exhausted and my brain function is currently minimal as a result. I feel a bit like this mannequin looks actually.
Don’t ask me what he’s doing. I tried to pose him, really I did. I even tried to get all artsy and put him into an interesting and expressive pose. He was having none of that. This was all I could get out of him. He’s so difficult. Last time I was in an art store I saw a mannequin just like him in a really interesting pose. I can only assume that they used some kind of black magic to get him to do that. Either that or I got stuck with the stubborn one.