New Representation: my art is now available at the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina! They are located at 2266 Smith Street, a vibrant, bustling part of town.

July - October, 2017: A small selection of my work,
courtesy of Darrell Bell Gallery, is available at Boffins restaurant (111 Research Drive, U of S campus).

Ongoing: my 8x8" original oil paintings are available exclusively at Darrell Bell Gallery located in the Canada Building in downtown Saskatoon. As well, some of my large oil paintings are now available in this beautiful local gallery.

November 10, 2016: I was interviewed by Daily Paintworks as their Spotlight Artist for a week! Read my interview on the DPW News blog!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Feelin' Sketchy Saturday

20 minute pencil sketch

Oh my goodness, the model we had at the drop-in drawing session today was goooooood! I have never seen gestures like that and unfortunately I have nothing even remotely worthy to show you for her efforts! She was so strong and beautiful and graceful. Really amazing. I'm sure I couldn't hold some of her 2 minute poses for ten seconds! And this was the first time I've seen a model actually break out in a sweat. She really gave herself a work-out, and I am sure she was glad to get to the slightly less physical longer poses...

 10 minute pencil sketch

... except for this next one- that knee had to have been sore by seven minutes in!

 10 minute pencil sketch

20 minute pencil sketch

I love the curves and angles on this last one. It took me a few attempts to find my way... one tricky part was the left thigh which hardly showed except for a small triangle shape. And her head looks oddly tilted here, but it was held up by her hand at an angle... and I ran out of paper so I couldn't properly describe what was going on.

I am so looking forward to this week! I plan to paint, paint, paint! The only other thing on the calendar is to help out with my son's Grade Two class field trip... to the Mendel Art Gallery, so even that will be about art!

I hope you have a wonderful, creative week ahead of you!

7 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Super drawings, and great post. Aren't superb models a treat. Good for you getting out to draw on Saturday.

XO Barbara

Monika Kinner-Whalen / My Sweet Prairie said...

great interesting angles! Is this an open class? I would love to come draw. I had a pregnant friend who used to pose- wouldn't that be cool!? : )
~Monika

Nicki said...

Thanks Barbara... yes, I really enjoy a good model. They can make the experience so inspiring... and challenging!

Nicki XO

Nicki said...

Hi Monika...

thanks - yes, it is an open class. It's a drop-in live model session from 1:30-1:30 every Saturday. I usually stay for 2 hours... most people give $10.00 I think. Have your people call my people!

:)

Nicki

Sabbir Ahmed said...

Very Nice Post  
Thank You

cohen labelle said...

Gorgeous drawings, Nicki!!!

Nicki said...

Thank you Sabbir and Marcia.