Friday, January 11, 2013


Habiba does really great reclining poses.  I love drawing reclining poses and getting the feel of gravity on the figure.  I know this is a bit odd to say, but I remember one of my drawing teachers from many years ago pointing something out in a drawing with a reclined figure.  It was about how the breast "spilled over the side of the torso", if I remember his words correctly.  I thought that was an interesting way to articulate it, and I love the idea of feeling the fleshy-ness of the figure contrasting against solid masses, and the weight of flesh against bone, which has a different feeling from muscle against bone.