Alive After Five Week #3

Our model yesterday, Stephanie, at Alive After Five, was very good.  She came equipped with a goth outfit and black lacy umbrella.  Her poses were so amazing that she stopped people who were passing by, and they paused to watch us sketch.  Normally they stroll by and don’t even glance our way.  Stephanie didn’t have a snake, her personality and outfit caught people’s eye.

We requested 2, 5 and some 10 minute poses.  She was very good and came up with some great poses, even down to exaggerating her fingers.   I just read an article about contrapposto, which means “counter-posture” in Italian, and Stephanie pulled some contrappostro poses off naturally, with ease. I was delighted that I was able to sketch these poses just after reading about them in.

Here are the sketches from last evening, you can tell the amount of time that I had per sketch by the amount of detail….

This one below, is a classic example of contrapposto….the torso is going in the opposite direction as the hips….the body counter balances itself to adjust the weight of the pose.