Classic Life Drawing 21_10_10

A friend of mine Dave V once described me as ‘The M C Escher of Life Drawing’ – I kinda like that! Tonight I’m posting a selection of life drawings from Sketchbook_Black_11 to make up for the lack of life class this evening. You can see how I got that title below…




I create these images by shmushing together 2,3 or 4 short poses into one picture. Its not entirely random, though it may seem like that. I draw sections of the model that most interest me in a particular pose until time runs out, then map a section or line that roughly fits an area of negative space or nice curve, line or shape in the new pose and carry on regardless. It sometimes gives a kind of fractured, Dave-style Marcel DuchampNude descending a Staircase‘ type feel which I really like. Anyways, read on for a nice selection of artwork past. I’m very fond of these drawings, I hope you enjoy them too – click ‘continue reading’ to view the selection ->Here’s a slideshow for a quick easy low-res view:

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…and here they are in glorious high(er) resolution. Remember to click an image and navigate through using the arrows above and below the pictures for full screen-o-vision:

That’s it for today. Life class is at the normal time next week, so stay tuned for more up to the minute scribblings.

Dave Cropley – “The M C Escher of Life Drawing”

Ed: Hold on there bucko… you’ve just compared yourself to MC Escher AND Marcel Duchamp in one fell swoop! …name dropper!

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