Monday, July 20, 2009

strike a pose

Many of the model poses require patience as well as stamina to stay in a particular posture. Have you ever tried to hold a pose for an extended period of time in perhaps yoga. I love to examine many postures, sitting, lying, standing and feel the attitude from each pose. What is your favorite pose to strike?

19 comments:

Kwana said...

Corpse. Sorry it was too easy. Then the next will be child's pose. Both so relaxing. Love the sensual lady. Lovely.

Simply Mel said...

This may very be one of my favorite's yet! Capturing the essence of a nude model on paper takes true talent - and this is something you most definitely possess!

One of my favorite poses: Tree Pose because it makes me feel grounded and well balanced. Followed by inversions.

Debra said...

I love the grace~ she's lovely.
I'm with S.M. I love Tree-balance is so important~ in posture, yoga and in life.....

Joyce said...

Oh Kwana, since I just woke up I'm with you!

The shading and soft lines is awesome in this illustration. To pose having all eyes on you would be difficult for me, I can't sit still for long. xoxo

Frau said...

Love the illustration so graceful. I have no balance so poses are hard for me...laying down is much easier! Have a great Monday!

Deidra said...

Downward facing dog. I love it. I love that it stretches me in places I'd never stretch otherwise. A tad uncomfortable at first, but then the easing into it comes and I exhale. Glee!

Lovely lady.

Lori said...

I have never been in an art class with a model- your picture is lovely. I think it would be so hard to strike the pose AND create the painting! I love all hip opening poses in yoga.

Karena said...

She is beautiful, and you captured her very essence! Well done!

A Day That is Dessert said...

wow - beautiful! Happy Monday Patricia. xoxo

annechovie said...

my favorite pose is on my side asleep in bed. LOL. Have a great week!

Summer is a Verb said...

It's all fun and games til you have to hold that pose for an MRI, then it's pure torture! XXOO

Kotori said...

Wow - this illustration is gorgeous. I think it takes real talent to paint from models - but I can't imagine being one and having to hold a pose like that for hours (never mind not having on a stitch of clothing!)

Michelle said...

Nudes are some of my favorite drawings...nice job!!

You could have done a much better job with this hermes ad Patricia...they should have hired you!!

http://www.hermes.com/

Best,
Michelle

Rose C'est La Vie said...

great nude, Patricia. Specially round the hip area..
I'm doing a lot of life drawing right now and it's exhausting being behind the easel too.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Wow you're good. Glad I found you. I signed up to follow along...made it an even 200:)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have had to sit for artist's on occasion and once for an entire art class. What looks like easy work.... just sitting in one position for a couple of hours is actually really difficult. I had no idea. I walked away from the art class with a sore shoulder and a bit of a headache. But it was worth it to see so many different interpretations of myself!! Entertaining to say the least!

I think my favourite pose is stretched out in an adirondack chair on a windy porch at the beach....early in the morning and with a good book and a diet Coke at the ready!!

Renae said...

I, by nature, am a wiggly person. I have taken yoga and can handle those poses, BUT a model's pose..no
way, I would certainly have an itch somewhere!

style chronicle said...

I love the female form. I found an old sketch book from my mother-in-law's 1960s art classes filled with female model sketches. I had them framed in a collection in and hung them in my living room.

Carey said...

I'm going to have to invent new adjectives to describe my positive thoughts about your sketches, Patricia. This is lovely, and so classic. (I took a semester of life drawing, and most of the time we had a model available. But now and then we students would have to step in at the last minute, clothed, when a model didn't show up. I volunteered once. The room was dark but for the spotlights on the model, in this case me. After the initial directions and shuffling around to get in the desired pose, there was just the sound of good music in the background. Then suddenly all eyes were on me with an intense concentration, but of course no eye contact. And then the soft whooshing, brushing, and whispering sounds of charcoal, conte, and ink nibs moving across paper. It was difficult at times to hold the pose, but for the most part I went into a peaceful place within my own thoughts. It was a neat experience and gave me an appreciation for how physical modeling is for those who do it all the time and for longer periods of time)