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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Standing Pose

standing pose
vine charcoal 
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

This is possibly my favorite drawing from my class at Emma Lake. It is obviously not finished, and something is not quite right from the belly button up, but I don't care! How's that!? I still feel really happy with how this one went. I love it from the belly button down. I wish I could remember what the time limit was, but I don't. Thirty minutes comes to mind.

 Cabin #11
a little piece of heaven

Did I mention how much I loved my little cabin? I had it all to myself and although I wouldn't want to be away from my family permanently, it was a glorious respite from never ending Lego pieces, Bey Blades and Pokemon card debris!!!

7 comments:

Kim said...

Too funny! I can relate : ) Beautiful drawing Nicki. I 'm really drawn to the thighs and belly.

Nicki said...

He he! Yes, Kim, I am sure I am not alone and for some it is Barbie clothes and Little Pet Shop debris!

I love the thighs and the belly, too, and the knees. I really like the knees!

Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

My son still has all his Thomas the train collection under his bed, and even a collection of stuffed toys. We still give these grown guys plush bunnies at Easter, and the girlfriends too. So I do get it. That's what I love about going out east. There's nothing there and I can think without worrying about trying to clean up my stuff too.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

I forgot to say I love the sketch. It's great just as it is.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Yes, Barbara, I love my people but I have to say I get anxious about the state of my house sometimes. And your boys are older than mine... are you saying it doesn't get better???

I like this drawing, too. I even like the unfinished nature of it.

Nicki

Judy Adamson said...

I think the whole thing is excellent, Nicki!

Has this life drawing inspired you to paint people at all? Maybe you could sketch your kids?

My three children were quite spread out so I didn't seem to have much respite between them and the grandchildren. However, I'm much more laid back about the lego - still top favourite with all of them! - when they come to stay than I was when it was my kids making the mess. I'm still finding lego bits in odd places from Christmas!

Nicki said...

Hi Judy,

Yes, in fact that is why I want to brush up and improve upon my drawing skill, I definitely want to pursue painting figures. I'll be bugging my family to sit for portraits in the next little while so I can practice. Also, I recently found out about a drop-in life drawing session on Saturday mornings that I plan to get to as often as possible.

Nicki