January, 1980, this would be from a life drawing session either at the Dobbs Ferry Library or the Tarrytown Arts Center. Anyone who practices drawing from the figure knows the difficulty of rendering a tall standing figure.
In practice, life drawing will involves timed poses. Two figures from the same pose demonstrates a sure control.
What was probably a 10 minute pose done with brush and wash is particularly convincing.
These studies are particularly effective as there are no indecisive lines, no corrections or blurring over. The left hand would have to model for the right sometimes.
Out in the plein air, on vacation in Maine, Zeke made many drawings with a rapid, calligraphic brush and wash. Sumi or carbon black ink with water on washi, Japanese hand-made paper was his medium of choice for some of his most expressive drawings through the decades. These were some of the first papers friend Aiko […]