These were drawn when I sat in on one of Karl’s evening painting classes and so it was quite a long pose. It had been a while since I’d had this much time with one pose, so I had a little fun getting into the superficial details. I’m referring to the one on the left, of course. The one on the right, I drew just in the last few minutes of the same pose and from a different angle. It’s perhaps not as pretty a picture — it doesn’t have those dramatic cast shadows or the weight of the first — but it may just be a more successful study of gestural, three-dimensional, and anatomical form.
I’m a Story Artist and Illustrator living in Los Angeles with my wife, daughter, and three cats. In my earliest memory, I am drawing a picture. Three decades later, the picture is still being drawn. It’s one I never want to finish.