Started Life drawing sessions on Saturdays again, and here is day 1 after over a year break. Lighting was kind of all over the place, but I did what I could. I changed gesture slightly, moved hips forward a bit, and tilted the head. Tips welcome for things to focus on, and how to draw in a room where there is light coming in from every which direction.
Did some outdoor figures this week, and just sharing them here. This was my first experience painting the figure outdoors from life (I'm used to drawing with studio lighting). The sitting pose was the first day. It was a shorter session, between 2 and 3 hours. We started the standing pose on day two, I worked primarily on values this day, but it started raining part way. So we went inside, and I worked on a quick portrait sketch. Third day started with a bit of rain, but we had the model take the standing pose indoors, it was good enough to fix some "drawing" issues. The rain stopped about 20 minutes later, and we were able to go back outside. However, the wind did not stop. Joys of plein air. The sitting pose was under the cover of some tree shades with a bit of sunlight streaming down. The standing pose was generally just an overcast sky. I have a different approach to painting figures vs landscapes, and combining them was an interesting challenge (one of many). Happy to hear any feedback or tips as I'd like to try this again some time. I felt I was particularly bad at time management and what to focus on. All sketches done in Procreate on iPad Pro.