I recently uploaded some new merch to my Etsy store, including three nudes. They each have my usual predilection for high contrast, but they represent three different approaches to life drawing.
The nude at the left represents photorealism. I tried my best to accurately draw the light and shadow on the model’s body.
The nude on the right takes its cues from comic book illustrations; I transformed the shadows into irregular blocks of black ink. There is arguably a psychological subtext in the doubling of the figure, as the one on the left could represent the public persona — strict and alert — whereas the one on the right is withdrawn and vulnerable, more like our inner selves.
Finally, the nude on the left is the “popiest” of the three. The pose is sexy and direct, and the colors are exaggerated. I like how the softness of the pencils contrasts with the, erm, hardness of the model’s body. (In the original art, his member is not censored, by the way.)
Three completely different ways to depict the nude body, and they are all for sale! Buy your favorite nude before it’s gone forever!