Figure Drawing and Portraits

I don’t do enough life figure drawing. The practice of life drawing – looking closely at and interpreting the human form is an important, basic part of the skill sets needed for my sort of art. The face is where as infants we first find connection. The body is how we live and work and survive in the world. Face and form are well worth the effort an artist expends drawing and sketching, developing the hand and eye. The information we put down with pencil or brush about these elemental forms in turn inform our observations. We are both social beings and individuals. Drawing and sketching ourselves and others draws connections and strengthens our art.