Quick Clothed Figure Drawings

These are quick (5-20 minute) drawings of live models and studies of their clothing and folds from class this last summer of 2011. Studies like these help me to understand how the body is held underneath clothing and how different fabrics behave when wrapped around it. These quick studies gave me an opportunity to practice simplifying the figure and designing my illustrations to communicate attitude in the figure and story. I drew them with compressed charcoal an charcoal pencils. In a couple of instances, I added colored chalk pastel.