This weekend I drew inspiration from many different references to create some quick, lead-free figure studies.
The first, 'Harry' consists of two different poses sketched a couple of hours apart, each pose permitting a few minutes before he moved on.
Skull (c/o Lionel Walden School) & Head studies (from Imagination)
The skull is just a section of the miniature skeleton Lionel Walden School kindly allowed me to bring home for the weekend, his name is Charley. I had hoped to study him more this weekend. The head studies were created from imagination, during several different periods on Saturday afternoon.
Studies of a cherub statue
The cherub studies were created using an ornamental statue as reference while watching TV Saturday evening.
Sketch created from 'The Staalmeesters' by Rembrandt
The inspiration for the group above came from a Rembrandt painting. Each study took just a minute or two to create, building on the group each time.
I like the way that each sketch also builds it's own story as it progresses, simply changing the viewpoint, moving an ornament, changing the order of figures in an existing work or catching family members throughout the day can give great insight and inspiration.