Remember back in March when I wrote about reacquainting myself with figure drawing? Well, it’s gotten even better since.
The short version of the story is, a handful of my old figure drawings from ten years ago are now hanging in my gynecologist’s office. Have a look:
The photos above were taken in the waiting room and just back the hallway a little. Another drawing hangs in the next hallway back and a fourth one in a little room off from the waiting area. Two exam rooms each have a drawing as well.
The paint colors my doctor chose for the walls are, first of all amazing, and second, perfect for the off white paper and Sanguine conté colors I used for the drawings. All the walls are painted with muted earth-toney colors, with different colors in different rooms, and the drawings look like they were made for the spots where they were hung.
The plan for now is that we swap the drawings out each year to keep them fresh. Swapping out will also (in theory) give me incentive to get more drawn. For some reason I’m just assuming I’ll be able to jump right back in and still be able to draw the figure. I’m not sure why I assume that.
Here are the ones we’ve hung:
|This one is just inside the front door. She’s going to be a hard one to replace later.|
|She’s the one hanging back that first hallway.|
|This one is in a little room off from the waiting area.|
|One of the first figures I drew. She’s back the next hallway.|
|I called this one “Pretzel” a while back. She’s in the first exam room.|
|This one is hanging in the second exam room.|
We only hung the ladies, and only the ones that might cause the least amount of controversy (as in, for example, nothing full frontal). I have more figure drawings on my fine art website: http://www.norathompson.us. Some of the ladies we didn’t include are there along with some men and the only baby I’ve done so far.
I’m chomping at the bit to draw more, but I have too many things on my plate right now to dig that old paper out and get started. I’m also a little nervous about getting back in the groove. These drawings were all done in a few months’ time, and I was definitely in the zone. But that was ten years ago. I hope I still have them in me.