November 25th, 2003

pinhole camera

Imagine the drawing first

pencil and wash drawing of the rear view of nude figure lunging away
Rodin pencil and wash drawing

Rodin's teacher made him go over the edges of the subject with his pencil in the air with his eyes open, then repeat with his eyes closed. He repeated this procedure several times before trying to make a drawing.
- from Guy Lipscomb's Watercolor:Go with the flow

I'm going to try this lesson from the past in tonight's life drawing session. Maybe I should warm up with master drawing copies of Rodin's amazing pencil and wash series, just so happens the Rodin sketches are the subjects on my 2003 calendar.