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.