Drawing - Charcoal On Paper
Lucky Charms by Debi Starr portrays a nude male model posing for a figure drawing open studio. He sits with his head bent down reflective in thought. This simple charcoal study is very classical in nature and the looseness creates an interesting energy. The lost edges engage the viewer and invites them into the space.
The title may seem off, but there's a funny story to go with it...
funniest thing ever and completely true...
Since I peaked some of your curiosity... First of all, since most of you don't know me, I have to say that I am an EXTREMELY animated person that LOVES to find the humor in most things and when I tell a funny story, I laugh so hard to the point of tears that you can not understand me, so I keep trying and the story gets funnier and funnier...
So yesterday, my very best friend, Carrie, and I went to an open studio figure drawing lab. It was only our second time to attend and the first experience was immensely hysterical as well. The first time we had a female model that would not shut up...I had never experienced a model that continuously talked to the artists, but it was fine and no big deal until she kept referring to one of her many schizophrenic episodes...we decided if we ever had her as our model again, maybe one of her other selves would show up, haha...
So we had no idea what to expect yesterday... Carrie and I arrived and began setting up our supplies. There were only eight artists there yesterday to draw, 4 men and 4 women, including Carrie and I. One of the guys was very good looking, but unfortunately he was not the model... the proctor came in to say that the model was running late and he was stuck in traffic. Carrie says," Yea, we get a man this time!" and then he shows up...a spry little man, like a leprechaun, really... he was very talkative and began removing his clothes energetically...which is also unusual because mostly the models would seem relaxed wearing a robe that they gently remove to pose... so he starts with one minute poses, two minute poses, etc and then all of a sudden, throws his arms out in a flamboyant gesture and says, "I had a girlfriend once, she would do this and then make a face."...more poses, then out of nowhere throws himself down, BOOM and says, "How's this one?"...more poses and then a crazy headstand yoga pose!...never had that happen before, more poses and then strikes a pose, and then completely random says,"THIS IS MY I HATE SPAGHETTI POSE" Try staying composed after that one, HAHA! We made it through our lab completely entertained and it was a lot cheaper than a comedy club!
As we were leaving and getting in the car, we saw the good looking guy leaving, too...Carrie and I turn to each other and say, "Lets go ask him when he's modeling!"
Obviously, we cant wait to go back next week to see what's in store...hopefully, I've entertained you...
With that being said, I had the intention to do a painting using this pose from class of the "Leprechaun Model"... in pastel tones and make it "magically hilarious"...we will see if that ever happens.
As it stands now, this simple charcoal study brings back fond memories of a day spent with my best friend:)
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March 31st, 2013
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