by Sharon Hudson

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Figure drawings, standing female.

Figure drawing in pencil

Woman with Her Hands Up

Figure drawings, whimsical.

Figure drawing in graphite

Poseidon's Desire

Figure drawings, expressive.

Figure drawing in charcoal

Holding Still

Figure drawings contemporary male female figures realistic expressionist abstract figure drawings.

My Figure Drawings

My figure drawings express the sheer fun of drawing.  My lifelong quest in drawing has been to develop a fluid line and an expressive, spontaneous stroke.  I especially like figure drawing, because of the human figure's sensuous forms and the life and energy it brings as a subject to the act of drawing.  My figure drawings always begin with live models.  Whether attracted by form, movement, or expression, I begin with media that are swift and sensual, and work quickly to capture the figure.  For both female and male figures, I like to emphasize the musculature or sensuality of the figure with interesting line and shading.  With female figures I often abstract forms from the major shapes of the body; these generally turn into either line drawings or abstract paintings.  I often draw my figures over painted backgrounds or collage to add rich colors or textures to traditional drawing media like graphite or colored pencil.  The stylistic inspiration for my figure drawings and paintings comes from powerful Renaissance realists like Michaelangelo, and modern masters of sensuality like Gauguin, Klimt, Matisse, Degas, and Van Gogh.  Contemporary drawing has taken many new directions, but figure drawing adapts and retains its timeless appeal.

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This online  contemporary visual art gallery  includes bold, sensual, intriguing fine art in painting, drawing, pastel, collage, and mixed media.  See  realistic and expressionistic figure drawingsabstract and decorative figure paintingsplayful figuresportraits of menportraits of womenstill lifesabstract artdecorative non-objective artreliefs and sculpture, and other  sensual contemporary art.  San Francisco Bay Area artist Sharon Hudson, Oakland, California.


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