Monday, 20 September 2010

Illustration Friday 'Acrobat'

This week's Illustration Friday word is 'acrobat' and I had a lot of fun drawing this!
My life drawing group started back on friday and it was so lovely to be back and to see familiar faces from last term. We had a new model and it was her first time so for the first couple of drawings I had the chance to draw her robe...
She very gradually had more confidence and revealed a bit more...and then it was business as usual!
Mind you, I wouldn't pose clothed, let alone naked so I do admire life models and long may they continue! :)


14 comments:

Dyche Designs said...

Funnily enough I was watching a program about the nude in art just the other day and was thinking how brave someone would be to pose naked while someone paints or draws them. I certainly wouldn't have the courage. Great sketches.

Caroline said...

I like your acrobat - very lively! Your life sketches are super - wish I had that opportunity!

Foxglove Spires said...

Jessie, I love your acrobat and the bird which is bigger than she!!! You are very clever to do such wonderful sketches and I think your models are so very, very brave.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving such a beautiful comment and receiving the award, I love coming to your blog full of inspiration. I have just started drawing again from being inspired by you...... thank you

Tanya said...

Your acrobat picture is beautiful, such lovely colours.

rachel awes said...

you know i love your acrobat
(balancing w/such fine colors
& deliciousness!) & YES to
our beautiful bodies revealed bravely. xo

GreenWhisper said...

i love this, your artwork always brings a smile to my face..so bright and cheerful:)and the not so wee bird looks rather pleased to be helping the wee lady to do her stuff :o)

great life drawing sketches too, i especially like the second one. i agree with you.. i could never get naked like this lol, but admire those that do.

Marilyn said...

I LOVE your acrobat and bird, everything about it - colour style - everything is fantastic! And your life drawings are so good; I wouldn't pose dressed or naked either but admire people who can.

Joan said...

Having done life drawing I too admire and am vry grateful for life models. Life drawing is very special and ..exhausting for me doing the drawing.

joanne May said...
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joanne May said...

Hi Jessie,
This is a lovely illustration for Illustration Friday. A really fun idea! ;-)
As always your life drawings are great, beautiful and sensitive.

All the best,
Jo.

Patricia González Palacios said...

Hola Jessie , me encantaron tus dibujos, recordé mis tiempos de escuela, y tus acuarelas preciosas como siempre, te dejo un abrazo, paty

shelby healey said...

Love your IF illo Jessie, it has a real folky feel to it!

Amalia K said...

I ♥♥♥ your acrobatic girl... fun, indeed!! (^_^)

❤Yisin said...

Hello Jessie~ I love the acrobatic girl especially her stocking!!!!
and your sketching is great!!!