Figure Work

"Figurative Dreamscapes"

The below is just a sampling. I have many, many more drawings, most are posted on my Instagram. 
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Grasp
Grasp

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper 22x30 2020

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Num-chuks (Dangerous Woman)
Num-chuks (Dangerous Woman)

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper 22x30 2020

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper 22x30

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Embrace
Embrace

Watercolor and colored Pencil collage 22x30ish 2019

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Fire Dancer
Fire Dancer

Watercolor and colored pencil collage (and raised off page). 2018

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and Oil Crayon on Paper 2017 24x30

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and Colored Pencil on paper

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and Oil Crayon on Paper 2017 30x24

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and Colored Pencil on paper

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Figurative Dreamscape - Portrait
Figurative Dreamscape - Portrait

Watercolor and Colored Pencil on paper

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Figurative Dreamscape - Portrait
Figurative Dreamscape - Portrait

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and colored pencil on paper

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor on paper

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor on paper

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and Oil Crayon on Paper

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and Oil Crayon on Paper 2017 30x24

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Figurative Dreamscape
Figurative Dreamscape

Watercolor and Oil Crayon on Paper 2017 30x24

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Figuative Dreamscape - Portrait
Figuative Dreamscape - Portrait

Watercolor and Colored Pencil on paper

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Figure drawing for me is about movement and emotion. The marks a person is able to make with a brush or pencil play a huge role in how the viewer perceives the work. My drawings are an exploration of these marks paired with spontaneous emotion that occurs when I attend my local figure drawing group.

 

Each drawing is a representation of the night it was created. Starting with the quick studies, I allow my brush to create a ground plain that then dictates the rest of my drawing.  As each model and each pose is unique, I find that I often have to pick and chose what will end up on my paper and how the different parts will interact as a whole. While the longer poses are meant to be more detailed, I often find that I enjoy playing with what can become of the shorter ones.  I start to turn the quick lines from earlier in the evening into bits of landscape that serve as a space for my longer drawings to rest and in doing so I begin to create a “figurative dreamscape”.  With all of the elements playing with each other in harmonious way, the viewer is led to believe that the forms exist in a world of their own, surrounded by nothing more than fading dreams.

Pose Studies

 

Restless
Restless

Watercolor and Colored Pencil 16x20

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Masked
Masked

Watercolor and Colored Pencil 16x20

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Jessica - Can't Sleep
Jessica - Can't Sleep

Watercolor Pencil

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Eric - Resting
Eric - Resting

Watercolor Pencil

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Jane - Contimplating
Jane - Contimplating

Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

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Jane - Nap Time
Jane - Nap Time

Watercolor pencil on paper 2017

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Eric - Reclining
Eric - Reclining

Watercolor Pencil on paper 12x16in

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Sherdina - Watching
Sherdina - Watching

Watercolor pencil on paper 2017

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Sherdina - Seated
Sherdina - Seated

Watercolor pencil on paper

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Sherdina - Back
Sherdina - Back

Watercolor pencil

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Jane - Hands
Jane - Hands

Watercolor pencil on paper 2016

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Unclaimed Feet
Unclaimed Feet

Watercolor Pencil

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Jessica - Thinking
Jessica - Thinking

Watercolor Pencil

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Leg Study 1
Leg Study 1

Watercolor Pencil

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Leg Study 2
Leg Study 2

Watercolor Pencil

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Jessica - Pose Studies
Jessica - Pose Studies

Watercolor Pencil

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