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Gestures, by necessity

Figure drawing right after work: my head and hands were all about programming. I thought I’d try drawing exclusively with my left hand, since it seems to break me out of the abstract, know-it-all mode. It felt right–pun not intended. As for the drawings…

Figure drawing with water soluble graphite

I hadn’t planned to go to this figure drawing session after work, so I on my way there I stopped by the Blue Rooster in Los Feliz. I saw these on the counter and wanted to try sketching with them.

It was interesting, and I’ll definitely use it again, maybe with a larger brush, though. I started by loading the brush directly from the stick, but found I could get more consitently dark wash if I rubbed the graphite on paper first, and used it as a palette.