"FLAPPER GIRL" LIVE MODEL @ 8/20/14 sketches by kimartist
Late posting these, sorry!
Ever get so much “in the flow” that it’s kind of boring? Yeah. Kind of like that.
I do like how most of them turned out, however - I’m just kind of bored with them. (Thank God the “light green” Sharpie photographed pretty well, unlike the fluorescent yellow!). I’m trying to develop an “Art Deco-y” swirly sketching style for the live models, but I just didn’t feel like it worked with this particular model and the types of clothes she was wearing. Maybe next time…
One thing: I found the clothing (1920s flapper girl) very difficult to draw, because it is SO different from today’s clothing, with the balloon sleeves and diagonal cuts, etc. (It was good practice, though!)
And the model was very good. Of all the models I’ve seen so far, she actually did try to “tell a story” (non-verbally), rather than just strike a bunch of “supermodel” poses. What I got from the session was that she was a lonely flapper girl getting ready for (dressing up for) some kind of party and/or she went to a bar? Something like that. She really put a lot of thought into it.
One pose (not pictured here) was where she was putting on her party dress and she let it drop down her arms and stop at her face - obscuring her face - with her arms held up in the air (which made for a not-very-interesting drawing, at least from my angle), BUT I just really appreciated the amount of thought she put into visually illustrating every step in the process of getting ready for an evening out.
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Strathmore Sketch paper
HP photographic paper, glossy
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