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Settling into the Pose
Settling into the Pose
acrylic on canvas board
25"h x 18"w

In life drawing, some complain if a model moves excessively--the catch is in defining "excessive." Certain ambiguities of space & time can enliven sketches and enhance their depth.

Here, model N. is not shifting around after a sizable time into the drawing pose. Rather, this is her new-pose "prolog," those first seconds during which she discovers the most comfortable adjustments the position offers.