Yesterday a friend came over to visit and she was looking through my folio, when she came across a couple of my figure drawings. She was like 'wow you need to do more of these people would love them.' Now not just two minutes ago we were discussing how conservative Haugesund is and how my recent work (with the skeletons, eyes, creepy Victorian figures) would scare a lot of the locals away, AND only the serious 'Gary Reef' collectors would truly appreciate the new direction.
So it got me thinking, and today I decided I would start doing figure drawing again. So below are some examples of some figure drawings from a life drawing class I used to take back in the 90's, I have a lot more pictures and need to upload them, but here are some to give you an example of my style.
I decided I would start by using different shades of primary and Prussian Blue. A lot of people say Prussian blue is an old fashioned colour but I have always loved it. The figures themselves, well they are inspired by looking at my other drawings (basically i am doing contour drawings of them) and I am selecting the images I think would work well together. I am looking at figures online, etc.