Even for landscape, still-life, and wildlife painters, drawing the human figure remains a basic exercise. It is like playing scales for a pianist.
For the most part, I draw on acid-free paper, which I prepare myself with a gelatin size–basically weak furniture glue–for strength and texture. Often, I tint the size: sometimes with clay; other times with traditional gesso. In addition to durability, the size gives the paper character. I’ve included the edge of the paper in photographs where I thought it helpful.
Most drawings are in vine charcoal or chalk in the traditional colors of black and red. Once in a while, I’ll heighten with white chalk. Most sheets are between 8 x 12″ and 16 x 22.” If buy a drawing from me, I’ll include a description with dimensions, media, etc.
You may purchase any of the sheets below by clicking here. If you want something you don’t see, ask. I can offer most permutations of male or female, front, back or side, colored paper or white, etc. The same goes for specific poses or props. Since I draw from life twice a week, I can arrange to draw a pose you request with a small retainer.
Firgure drawings make excellent gifts for doctors, dancers, athletes, coaches, physical therapists, and many other people.