posted: December 27, 2006
Artists models are good and fascinating people. I believe there is a special section in heaven for them! These are two models that work together, quite often, at the Society of Illustrators. As they pose, they go on-and-on, updating each other on their separate lives. I can barely make out what they're saying because of the band music in the background but I usually catch phrases like, "my yoga instructor said", or "so we met for a drink at that bar on the east side", or "I don't know what the hell she was thinking!" . . . on and on. They seem to genuinely care about each other and share an intimacy as they strike statuesque poses, hold firmly still, and gab like two highschool kids on the bus.
Zina Saunders December 27, 2006
Lovely little story and super sketches! Perfect on this post-Christmas afternoon.
laura December 27, 2006
ooh, so nice and sensitive! i love the poses and the shadows and everything (and the interaction on the one on the left)... very stuctured and cool. go peter!
Peter Hermann December 27, 2006
these are wonderful Peter. love the brown pencil look and especially the figure on the right. here breasts and stomach are so sculpted.
Larry Ross December 27, 2006
Figure drawings have always been one of my favorite things to do. These are really nice and so is your story. I love drawing full bodied models like these.
Christian Slade December 28, 2006
Solid as usual. Figure drawing is a blast! Society of Illus. in New York is one of the coolest and most unique places I have ever been for this. Drink, Draw, and Live Jazz! Happy Holidays Peter!
Peter Cusack December 28, 2006
Thanks Zina, Laura, Peter, Christian, and Larry. I'm glad you all stopped in and left a comment. These poses are such a challenge. They're short. And organizing all that form and light and gesture and character is like running while holding a cup of coffee (which I am drinking right now, by the way; mmmm a cup of deliciousness!). Thanks for mentioning my little story there as well. Merry and Happy to everybody!!!
Alex Murawski December 28, 2006
Really beautiful drawing. Thanks!