Figure Studies

I’ve been cranking out a few drawings as of late and I wanted to post and share them. enjoy!


Figure Studies

My inspiration for the week is Philip Pearlstein. PP10893

I am completely enamored by this artist. I was first introduced to Philip Pearlstein during my sophomore year in college. I was taking a figure drawing class with Professor Fred Burton. As I was looking through book after book of Pearlstein’s images I began to grasp a better understanding of the human figure. I was drawn to his work because he was deliberately distorting certain aspects of the body and still maintained a since of realness, he used unexpected and interesting points of view, and bucked the rules of cropping through heads, elbow and knee joints. In the end, he created beautiful compositions, pushing the boundaries of figure drawing.

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Sketches of a dream

I feel like that moment before the alarm goes off I’m having my most vivid dreams. I hit the snooze button at least two or three times hoping that I can continue where I left off, but that last lingering image of the dream sort of flickers against the back of my eye lids like when you paused a tape in the VCR.

Yesterday, I got up and tried to capture that fleeting image of my dream before it was lost forever.

I think it was about Eve in the garden being tempted by the serpent. Eve is still standing on the side of the tree that is fat with fruit. She stands rigid in a defiant pose as the snake coils around her leg attempting to pull her towards sin.  The snake is smiling, knowing what we already know is inevitable.

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