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Seated figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Seated figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

The winter vacation has arrived for the scholastic year.  In addition to being a time of rest we pause to reflect upon our work.  Every fall I introduce the first year students at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy to figure and cast drawing.  Beginnings are extremely important as first impressions(lessons) undoubtedly influence our subsequent ideas.

Standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

I discuss my approach to figure drawing in another post that can be found here.  There is another post about imaginative pencil studies here.  The images posted here are the drawings that I produced while teaching the course.

Another seated figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Another seated figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Please excuse the quality of the photo below.  It was taken with my phone and I did not have time to stretch the paper.

Male standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm

Male standing figure study, graphite on paper, 50cm x 70cm