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Logger for Courthouse Mural

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For my Kennebec County Courthouse mural I have been finding models all over the place.  After lots of research about logging in Maine I had narrowed down the type of pose I wanted.  This taught me the tools and how they were used.  How the men moved and pried logs, and maneuvered logs in various currents.  So I worked up a dynamic posed I liked but then I needed a model. Then doing a bit of shopping in the grocery store I found him.  A great guy, a great face, and a good model who fell right into the right pose….

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drawing session

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…a few sketches from a recent drawing session. Some good, some not but doing this is important to keep the hand in. This drawing wasn’t so bad but it is the little sketch in the corner I feel captured more of the feeling needed. After a few hours of drawing you can really feel your hand loosening up and ready to do good work.  Once you reach a certain level of drawing knowledge and practice it is all too easy to sit back on the proverbial laurels and do work that is ‘good enough’.  This is the surest way to…

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  just a quick sketch of a model from the other day.  It is very important to keep my hand in everyday or I can really get a flabby hand.  A lot of the studio day is of necessity taken up with stretching canvas, mixing palettes, that sort of thing.  But I really need to draw daily or when the brush is in hand it is not in shape.

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