We’re between terms at the figure drawing studio, and I’m getting itchy fingers, especially after reading Adam Gopnik’s interesting piece in this week’s New Yorker. There’s nothing keeping me from drawing right now, but I’m wishing for a nude model (guess I could get a full-length mirror…), strong light, and the discipline of the studio. We resume two weeks from yesterday.

These are from a roll of undated drawings. I’m guessing they’re from last fall or winter, though they might be more recent.

I notice how many different kinds of marks I’m trying here. Lots of experimenting–not wildly, but definitely trying angular marks with the long edge of the charcoal, smudgy ones with small pieces of charcoal, lines with pencil. My favorite thing in all four drawings is the hand on the first one.